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monotype (n.)

1881 in biology, "the single or sole type of a species in its genus, a genus in its family, etc.;" 1882 in printers' arts, "a print from a picture painted on a metal plate" (only one proof can be made, as the picture is transferred to the paper); 1893 as a brand name of typesetting machine; see mono- + type. Related: Monotypic (1878 in the biological sense)

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Definitions of monotype

monotype (n.)
(biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus);
monotype (n.)
the sole print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked glass or metal plate;
monotype (n.)
a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters;
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