A nonfiction book on a specific, often limited subject; most likely about the work of one artist.

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  • Monograph — Mon o*graph, n. [Mono + graph.] A written account or description of a single thing, or class of things; a special treatise on a particular subject of limited range. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monograph — (n.) treatise on a single subject, 1821, from MONO (Cf. mono ) + graph something written. Earlier was monography (1773) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monograph — treatise, disquisition, dissertation, thesis, *discourse Analogous words: article, paper, *essay …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • monograph — ► NOUN ▪ a scholarly written study of a single subject. DERIVATIVES monographic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • monograph — [män′ə graf΄] n. [ MONO + GRAPH] 1. Historical a treatise on a single genus, species, etc. of plant or animal 2. a book or long article, esp. a scholarly one, on a single subject or a limited aspect of a subject monographic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Monograph — A monograph is a work of writing upon a single subject, usually by a single author. It is often a scholarly essay or learned treatise, and may be released in the manner of a book or journal article. It is by definition a single document that… …   Wikipedia

  • monograph — A treatise on a particular subject or specific aspect of a subject. [mono + G. graphe, a writing] * * * mono·graph män ə .graf n 1) a learned detailed treatise covering a small area of a field of learning <this monograph covers the development …   Medical dictionary

  • monograph — [[t]mɒ̱nəgrɑːf, græf[/t]] monographs N COUNT: oft N on n A monograph is a book which is a detailed study of only one subject. [FORMAL] ...a monograph on her favourite author, John Masefield …   English dictionary

  • monograph — UK [ˈmɒnəɡrɑːf] / US [ˈmɑnəˌɡræf] noun [countable] Word forms monograph : singular monograph plural monographs a formal piece of writing, or a short book on a particular subject …   English dictionary

  • monograph — I. noun Date: 1821 a learned treatise on a small area of learning; also a written account of a single thing • monographic adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1856 to write a monograph on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monograph — monographer /meuh nog reuh feuhr/, monographist, n. monographic /mon euh graf ik/, monographical, adj. monographically, adv. /mon euh graf , grahf /, n. 1. a treatise on a particular subject, as a biographical study or study of the works of one… …   Universalium

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