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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monogamous - (used of relationships and of individuals) having one matemonogamous - (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate; "monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"
polygamous - having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals
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Translations
monogam
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monogamous

[mɒˈnɒgəməs] ADJmonógamo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

monogamous

[məˈnɒgəməs] adjmonogame
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monogamous

adjmonogam
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

monogamous

[mɒˈnɒgəməs] adjmonogamo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

monogamous

adj monógamo
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