Definition of monographic in English:



  • 1Relating to a monograph.

    ‘The specific purpose of the project was to identify and to microfilm monographic and serial literature relating to agricultural development and rural life between 1820 and 1945.’
    • ‘In monographic detail, the book covers the terrestrial birds in the Quaternary of New Zealand, treating moa, kiwi, waterbirds, raptors, rails, shorebirds, and the remaining land birds in turn.’
    • ‘It must combine monographic depth with multivariate confrontations of different social, cultural and national contexts, through the transfer of problematics beyond national territories.’
    • ‘Most academic publishers have not adopted technology as widely as their library counterparts due to the nature of monographic literature and because of the financial constraints.’
    • ‘Since the monographic study of permineralized microfossils in Doushantuo cherts and phosphorites, several reports of new microfossils and new localities have appeared in the literature.’
    • ‘He has written the first monographic analysis of the complete corpus of the late Renaissance Calabrian friar and naturalist philosopher.’
    • ‘Despite the implication of the book's subtitle, McWilliam does not take a monographic approach either.’
    • ‘For a monographic treatment of a rich fossil site, the balance between data and evaluation is good.’
    • ‘Deserters have gone without monographic treatment for nearly seventy years.’
    • ‘Nearly all the illustrated species in standard monographic works are less than 3 cm in carapace width.’
    • ‘Although Cooper authored many short papers, this monographic compendium was the first of what were to be many hallmarks of his career.’
    • ‘The book is a comprehensive, very readable overview of its topic, based on the extensive monographic literature devoted to its wide subject matter.’
    • ‘Despite this attention and extensive monographic work, their phylogenetic history is still incompletely known.’
    • ‘My hope is that scholars and students will take up Tate's challenge to explore monographic and biographical subjects suggested by Frontier Army.’
    • ‘With the appearance of monographic descriptions of the brachiopods and bivalves, Licharew determined the age of these deposits to be Late Permian.’
    • ‘He continued collecting for several more years, but apparently put off monographic treatment until after his thesis was completed.’
    • ‘The online searches and site visits also uncovered 927 monographic titles and 170 serial titles held outside Auburn University.’
    • ‘Also, its ample (if not completely exhaustive) footnotes are a good guide to the recent monographic literature in Italian, French, and English.’
    • ‘The writing is elegant, even polemical at times - a welcome break from the dry monographic tone that characterizes much of the internal improvement literature.’
    • ‘Curiously, women figure very little in monographic work on the history of the senses.’
    1. 1.1(of an art gallery or exhibition) showing the works of a single artist.
      ‘This artist's first monographic exhibition in the U.S. brings together 45 of the 17th-century Dutch painter's canvases, including renowned interior and genre scenes and incisive portraits.’
      • ‘The show was relatively large for a monographic exhibition, with fifty-five drawings attributed to Bruegel and sixty-two prints after his designs.’
      • ‘Top honors for a national monographic museum show went to ‘Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism,’ organized by the Menil Collection and the Guggenhelm Museum.’
      • ‘The Gerhard Richter survey at the Museum of Modern Art won top honors for best monographic museum show in New York.’
      • ‘Szeemann occasionally curated monographic exhibitions, among them the Centre Pompidou's 1993 retrospective of Joseph Beuys.’
      • ‘That is why a straightforward monographic exhibition such as this, giving us the opportunity to see Gainsborough on his own terms and in a noncontextual way, can be so valuable.’
      • ‘Though acknowledged in his day by Degas as ‘the greatest living master’, Menzel has never been the subject of a monographic exhibition in London.’
      • ‘It is all the more surprising, therefore, to discover that there has never been a major monographic exhibition of El Greco's work in this country.’
      • ‘In 1909 and 1911 he offered huge monographic exhibitions of works by Ignacio Zuloaga and Joaquín Sorolla.’
      • ‘At his death in 1999 he bequeathed all the works of art in his studio to the Portland Museum of Art, where a monographic exhibition is on view through January 29, 2006.’
      • ‘In New York venues, top honors for the best monographic museum show went to the Dieter Roth retrospective.’
      • ‘Her work is the subject of a monographic exhibition at the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum in Kingston, New York, which may be seen until October 5.’
      • ‘Because of my own long-standing interest in John Townsend (we are planning a monographic exhibition of his work), I was quick to suggest the dining table.’
      • ‘The nonprofit A.R.T. gallery, which closed in 2004, presented monographic and group shows, giving exposure to a wide range of artists, with a notable commitment to showing women artists.’
      • ‘Although he was often referred to thus during his lifetime, he was baptised ‘Jean-Simeon’, and since the major monographic show devoted to him in 1979 the correct nomenclature has generally been adopted.’
      • ‘Not only the monographic display but also the group show, staged to reveal the artistic accomplishments of a particular region, now came to the fore.’
      • ‘Then came the major monographic show of 1990 in Venice and Washington, whose catalogue boasted no fewer than seventy-seven entries.’
      • ‘This was a highly unusual event because it was a monographic presentation of work by a living foreign artist.’
      • ‘In 1880-1881, soon after Gifford's death, the museum honored him with an exhibition of his work, which had the distinction of being the first monographic show mounted at the museum.’
      • ‘The museum, stuck in its own magnificent rut of monographic shows on modern masters, knew it was losing the next generation.’



/ˌmänəˈɡrafik/ /ˌmɑnəˈɡræfɪk/