• WordNet 3.6
    • n monotype a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters
    • n monotype (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monotype A kind of keyboard-operated typesetting and casting machine that makes and sets separate characters.
    • Monotype A print (but one impression can be taken) made by painting on metal and then transferring the painting to paper by pressure; also, the process of making such prints.
    • a Monotype (Biol) Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species.
    • Monotype (Biol) The only representative of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n monotype The only, single, or sole type, as a species single in its genus, a genus in its family, etc.; a typical representative alone of its kind.
    • n monotype A print from a metal plate on which a picture is painted, as in oil-color or printers' ink. Only one proof can be made, since the picture is transferred to the paper.
    • monotype Monotypic.
    • n monotype The trade-name of a machine which casts and sets in order single types.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., adj Monotype mon′ō-tīp having only one type or representative: a print transferred from a painting on a metal plate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mono-, + -type,: cf. F. monotype,


In literature:

It will be seen, therefore, that the casting portion of the monotype machine is actually automatic.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Most book work is done on the monotype machine.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
DE CANDOLLE, P., non-variability of monotypic genera, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The linotype and monotype machines, uncanny in their operations, have also come into common practice.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
You go back to the Monotype room and get a bunch of slugs and leads and saw them up to fill the cases.
"Nine Men in Time" by Noel Miller Loomis
Published by the Lanston Monotype Machine Co., Philadelphia.
"Type" by A. A. Stewart
Evolution, monotypic and polytypic, 21, 75, 102, 107, 112, 129.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)" by George John Romanes
These machines are called respectively the Linotype and Monotype.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams

In news:

Monotype printmaking at Little House.
Q&A with Barbara Marcus-McKenna, monotype artist.
Barbara Marcus-McKenna prepares to make a monotype on her ancient "etching press".
Stern Type Foundry's "Orphan Annie" Monotype Sorts Caster.
His practiced printmaking techniques include intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, and mixed media.
Monotype Imaging is a leading global provider of typefaces , technology and expertise related to user experience and brand integrity.
Visitors view Nicole Eisenman's mixed media monotypes at a press preview of the 2012 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Users are able to try thousands of fonts for free within any desktop application and rent selected fonts for as long as they're needed, says Chris Roberts, vice president and general manager of Monotype's e-commerce group.
Monotype Imaging acquires Design By Front.
Wendy Orville's monotype prints prove that translucence and color saturation aren't mutually exclusive.
Renowned names in typesetting merge Monotype and Linotype — two of the most illustrious "names" in the printing industry — have merged.
No recent news for Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.