monolithic monolithic  /ˌmɑ nə ˈlɪ θɪk/


  1. (adj) imposing in size or bulk or solidity
  2. (adj) characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity



  1. The Hindu family was one big monolith but now nuclear families are more common in the urban areas.
  2. There is just no way to say whether in a particular state African Americans are one monolithic voting block.


  1. Z-Axis Elevator Stage works with standard/inverted microscopes.

    Made for adapting onto top of standard XY microscopy stages, piezoelectric actuator-based PZ 300 AP series features flat design and unique stage design that offers dynamic parameters and settling time under a load of a few milliseconds. Monolithic stage design is free of any mechanical play and offers travel range of up to 300 microns with step resolution of ±2.5 nm. Dual parallel working piezo ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. MPS Announces Results of 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Northrop Grumman Develops New Gallium Arsenide E-Band High-Power Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has developed new gallium arsenide (GaAs) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) high-power amplifiers operating in the E-Band communication frequency spectrum.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: AerospaceOnline


  1. Mr Duncan Smith said: "Rehabilitation of offenders should be our top priority since so much of crime is committed by people recently released from jail. The monolithic and absurdly expensive wasteful NOMS system has been proved to be a complete...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Iain Duncan Smith Source: WalesOnline

  2. Dean told a forum of journalists and minority leaders Monday that Republicans are "not very friendly to different kinds of people, they are a pretty monolithic party ...... it's pretty much a white, Christian party."
    on Jun 8, 2005 By: Howard Dean Source: USA Today

  3. "Alberta is not a monolithic society, you have people with different views," Dion said with a chuckle. "Just from the airport to the hotel I met maybe 10 people who came to me, shook my hand and said, `you're right. I agree it is the right...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Stephane Dion Source: Toronto Star

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