Mono



[mon-oh] /ˈmɒn oʊ/

noun, Informal.
1.
infectious mononucleosis.
[mon-oh] /ˈmɒn oʊ/
adjective
1.
(def 2).
1.
a combining form meaning “alone,” “single,” “one” (monogamy); specialized in some scientific terms to denote a monomolecular thickness (monolayer) and adapted in chemistry to apply to compounds containing one atom of a particular element (monohydrate).
/ˈmɒnəʊ/
adjective
1.
short for monophonic
noun
2.
monophonic sound; monophony
combining form
1.
one; single: monochrome, monorail
2.
indicating that a chemical compound contains a single specified atom or group: monoxide

1959 as a shortening of monophonic; earlier used among printers for “monotype machine” (c.1925) and generally for monochrome (motorcar, etc.), 1940s. From 1964 as short for mononucleosis.

word-forming element meaning “one, alone; containing one (atom, etc.),” from Greek mono-, comb. form of monos “single, alone,” from PIE root *men- “small, isolated” (cf. Greek manos “rare, sparse,” Armenian manr “thin, slender, small,” and perhaps English minnow).

mono mon·o (mŏn’ō)
n.
Infectious mononucleosis.

mono- or mon-
pref.

mono-
A prefix that means “one, only, single,” as in monochromatic, having only one color. It is often found in chemical names where it means “containing just one” of the specified atom or group, as in carbon monoxide, which is carbon attached to a single oxygen atom.

noun

software, .NET
An open source .NET framework for Unix.
Mono Home (http://go-mono.com/).
(2003-09-24)
1.
monaural
2.
mononucleosis
3.
monophonic

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