adjective speaking, using, or expressed in only one language.
monolingualism noun
monolingually adverb

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  • monolingual — mon o*lin gual adj. Using or knowing only one language; as, monolingual speakers; a monolingual dictionary. Opposite of {multilingual}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monolingual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ speaking or expressed in only one language …   English terms dictionary

  • monolingual — [män΄ō liŋ′gwəl, män΄əliŋ′gwəl] adj. [ MONO + LINGUAL] 1. of or in one language 2. using or knowing only one language …   English World dictionary

  • monolingual — [[t]mɒ̱noʊlɪ̱ŋgwəl[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Monolingual means involving, using, or speaking one language. Even as a largely monolingual country, Great Britain holds the potential to be culturally pluralistic …   English dictionary

  • monolingual — /mɒnoʊˈlɪŋgwəl/ (say monoh linggwuhl) adjective 1. able to speak only one language. 2. written in one language only: a monolingual dictionary. –noun 3. a monolingual person …  

  • monolingual — adjective Date: 1926 having or using only one language • monolingual noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monolingual — monolingualism, n. /mon euh ling gweuhl/ or, Can., / ling gyooh euhl/, adj. 1. knowing or able to use only one language; monoglot. 2. spoken or written in only one language. n. 3. a monolingual person. [1950 55; MONO + LINGUAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • monolingual — adj. Monolingual is used with these nouns: ↑dictionary …   Collocations dictionary

  • monolingual — mon|o|ling|ual [ˌmɔnəuˈlıŋgwəl US ˌma:nə ] adj speaking or using only one language →↑bilingual, multilingual ↑multilingual ▪ a monolingual dictionary …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monolingual — mon|o|lin|gual [ ,manoəu lıŋgwəl ] adjective speaking, writing, or using only one language: a monolingual dictionary ─ compare BILINGUAL1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monolingual — adjective speaking or using only one language: a monolingual dictionary compare bilingual, multilingual …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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