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A trademark for a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that activates a unit that casts and sets individual characters.


1. Biology The sole member of its group, such as a single species that constitutes a genus.
2. A unique print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked surface.

mon′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a single print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture has been painted
2. (Biology) biology a monotypic genus or species


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) trademark any of various typesetting systems, esp originally one in which each character was cast individually from hot metal
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) type produced by such a system
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(ˈmɒn əˌtaɪp)

1. the only print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture is painted in oil color, printing ink, or the like.
2. the method of producing such a print.
3. the only representative of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.
mon`o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.


(ˈmɒn əˌtaɪp)
a machine that casts and sets metal type.
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Printmaking from an image printed (usually in oils) on a sheet of glass or metal. Only one sheet can be printed, though the color can then be reinforced and a few successive differing images made.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monotype - (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
2.monotype - a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters
typesetting machine - a printer that sets textual material in type
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® [ˈmɒnəʊtaɪp]
A. Nmonotipia ® f
B. CPD Monotype machine N(máquina f) monotipo ® m
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nMonotype-Verfahren® nt; monotype machineMonotype® f
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® [ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp] nmonotype ® f inv
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Samina Ali Akhtar's seven large paintings done in acrylic, collage and mixed media with monoprint in striking colours and images in blurs of burnt umber, green distinguished by rich gold and intense blue reflect historical South Asian scenes through abstracts and impressionistic visuals.
As artists trained with Jehan to learn the techniques of linocut, calligraphy, woodcut and monoprint, a number of them came together naturally, learning and producing art together, critiquing each other's work and developing a passion for the medium.
Even a use for "found ink calligraphy" is creatively embedded into the encaustic monoprint on paper in her "Practice, Practice, Practice" work.
twelve artists are exhibiting 150 pieces, all drawings or monoprint on paper.
Scattered throughout the room on waist-high plinths sat five of Wachtler's largish glass starfish (from his series "I Don't Want to Live," all works 2016); five sizable pastel drawings of volcanoes on mostly monochrome grounds ("I Don't Want to Die") erupted on the surrounding walls, joined by other works on paper by the artist, including a monoprint of a shamrock (titled, in deadpan redundancy, Shamrock), a watercolor landscape (River Scene), and a trio of floor-bound, vaguely dog-shaped bundles of leather respectively titled Dog 1, 2, and 3.
A Monoprint and Stencil Workshop with Charles Shearer will take place on September 24, while new items for sale will include a tea towel and mug, tote bag, a tin of pencil crayons and a notebook.
Tomorrow the week starts off with the opening of the Monoprint, Tapestry and Mixed Media Exhibition by Othonas Charalambous at Opus 39 Gallery in Nicosia at 7.30pm.
His other works include a monoprint with etched plate on to paper showing a man in a hoodie looking down and entitled Misunderstood I and II, and others show etched portraits of different young black men.
Elsewhere in the show, the monoprint "Les Vierges" (the virgins) veers toward expressionism in the artist's application of tinges of blue, red, yellow and purple to deformed-looking female figures, rendering them bruised and battered.
1940), HA, 2013, Signed Bochner and dated ' 13, Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper, 8x9 3/4 inches.
Monoprint is based on the principal of uniform printing and, in ceramics, is done by making drawings or designing pictures on a flat surface such as on paper or plaster by using slip and underglaze colours.
This work was created in July 2009 in Asian calligraphy style (monoprint, block printing ink on Whatman paper).