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Meaning of MONOTYPE

Pronunciation:  'mânu`tIp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters
  2. [n]  (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)

MONOTYPE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: taxon, taxonomic group, typesetting machine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mon"o*type\, Monotypic \Mon`o*typ"ic\, a. [Mono- +
    -type: cf. F. monotype.] (Biol.)
    Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a
    monotypic genus, which contains but one species.
  2. \Mon"o*type\, n. [Mono- + -type.]
    1. (Biol.) The only representative of its group, as a single
       species constituting a genus.
    2. A print (but one impression can be taken) made by painting
       on metal and then transferring the painting to paper by
       pressure; also, the process of making such prints.
    3. A kind of typesetting and casting machine that makes and
       sets individual types.