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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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In terms of what women want, given that in all known cultures women's parental investment is greater than that of men (see, for example, Munroe and Munroe 1997), PIV predicts that women, even if they are not nearly as monogamously coy as Darwin (1972), Trivers, and others (e.g., Symons 1982) had supposed, will be somewhat choosier than will men, desiring fewer "better quality" partners.