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mo·nog·a·my

 (mə-nŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
2.
a. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
b. The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.
3. Zoology The condition of having only one mate during a breeding season or during the breeding life of a pair.

mo·nog′a·mist n.
mo·nog′a·mous adj.
mo·nog′a·mous·ly adv.

monogamy

(mɒˈnɒɡəmɪ)
n
1. (Sociology) the state or practice of having only one husband or wife over a period of time. Compare bigamy, polygamy1, digamy
2. (Zoology) zoology the practice of having only one mate
[C17: via French from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek; see mono- + -gamy]
moˈnogamous adj
moˈnogamously adv
moˈnogamousness n

mo•nog•a•my

(məˈnɒg ə mi)

n.
1. the practice or condition of having only one spouse at a time. Compare bigamy, polygamy (def. 1).
2. Zool. the condition of having only one mate at a time.
3. the practice of marrying only once during life. Compare digamy.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek monogamía. See mono-, -gamy]
mo•nog′a•mous, adj.

monogamy

the custom of marriage to one wife or one husband at a time. — monogamous, adj.
See also: Marriage

monogamy

A rule which permits men and women to have only one marriage partner at a time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monogamy - having only one spouse at a timemonogamy - having only one spouse at a time  
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
monogyny - having only one wife at a time
serial monogamy - a succession of short monogamous relationships (as by someone who undergoes multiple divorces)
Translations

monogamy

[mɒˈnɒgəmɪ] Nmonogamia f

monogamy

[məˈnɒgəmi] nmonogamie f

monogamy

nMonogamie f

monogamy

[mɒˈnɒgəmɪ] nmonogamia

mo·nog·a·my

n. monogamia, unión matrimonial legal con una sola persona.

monogamy

n monogamia
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