Etymology
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monolithic (adj.)

1802, "formed of a single block of stone;" 1849, "of or pertaining to a monolith," from monolith + -ic. Figurative use from 1920. Related: Monolithal (1813).

updated on March 10, 2019

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Definitions of monolithic from WordNet

monolithic (adj.)
imposing in size or bulk or solidity;
the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
Synonyms: massive / monumental
monolithic (adj.)
characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity;
a monolithic society
a monolithic worldwide movement
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.