Definition of Monotype

1. Noun. (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus).

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Derivative terms: Monotypic



2. Noun. A typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters.
Generic synonyms: Typesetting Machine

Definition of Monotype

1. a. Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species.

2. n. The only representative of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.

Definition of Monotype

1. Noun. (context: arts printing) A print made by creating the design using oil paint or printer's ink on metal or glass, then transferring the image directly to paper.West, Shearer (general editor), ''The Bullfinch Guide to Art History'', page 639, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, United Kingdom, 1996. ISBN 0-8212-2137-X ¹

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Definition of Monotype

1. the only representative of its group [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monotype

monotonously
monotonousness
monotony
monotransitive
monotransitivity
monotrematous
monotremes
monotrichate
monotrichous
monotriglyph
monotriglyphs
monotropa
monotropic
monotype (current term)
monotypes
monotypic
monotypy
monoubiquinated
monoubiquitin
monoubiquitinate
monoubiquitinated
monoubiquitination
monoubiquitins
monoubiquitinylated
monoubiquitinylation
monoubiquitylate
monoubiquitylated
monoubiquitylates

Literary usage of Monotype

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Vocational Printing by Ralph Weiss Polk (1918)
"CHAPTER XII The monotype The monotype, although a "composer" and caster of body matter, is widely different in principle from the slug-casting machines. ..."

2. The Country Weekly: A Manual for the Rural Journalist and for Students of by Phil Carleton Bing (1917)
"monotype caring for caster. 167. monotype delays through accident — keyboard. 165. ... monotype smelting. 170. monotype casting sorts for hand correction. ..."

3. The Design and Construction of Cams by Charles Follansbee Smith, Frederick Arthur Halsey (1906)
"In other words, they are at least twelve times as durable, under the conditions of the monotype, as the old style, and this with the cams made of gray iron. ..."

4. The Art of Story Writing: Facts and Information about Literary Work of by Nathaniel Clark Fowler (1913)
"The invention of the Linotype, monotype, and typesetting machine has ... The monotype differs from the Linotype in that it automatically casts and sets ..."

5. Modern Industrial Progress by Charles Henry Cochrane (1904)
"Though the distribution is automatic, yet the justification, or even spacing of the lines, is done by hand, and Lanston monotype Keyboard. it is this which ..."

6. American Lubricants from the Standpoint of the Consumer by Luther Bynum Lockhart (1920)
"monotype Oil (for monotype casting machines.) — (Gen. Supply Comm., Washington, DC, for fiscal year 1920). Minimum flash point, 330° F.; minimum fire point, ..."

7. Things Seen: Impressions of Men, Cities, and Books by George Warrington Steevens, George Slythe Street (1900)
"Yet, though its inventor is a statistician, who came upon it not through the study of printing, but in the devising of calculating machines, the monotype, ..."

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