monogamy


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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
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, as this narrative will show later on, we betrayed glimmering adumbrations of the monogamy that was later to give power to, and make mighty, such tribes as embraced it.
No one can appreciate the peace, the holy satisfaction of monogamy till he has passed through the wasting distractions, the unrest of polygamy.
The females were less numerous than the males, and liable to much furtive persecution in spite of the monogamy the Law enjoined.
Ra Vatu had had economic and ethical objections to monogamy.
several stools of repentance, as distinguished from monogamy, which
Aside from monogamy, Pink revealed that they have nothing in common and that sometimes she can't believe she fell for her husband.
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New York magazine writer Amy (Schumer) is convinced monogamy doesn't work and prefers random hook-ups.
These two strategic bridges, she says, will give the EU the oxygen it needs to breathe and once it starts breathing freely it will also start thinking and realize that monogamy in politics is an obstacle rather than an advantage.
London, April 24 ( ANI ): Cameron Diaz, who had recently confessed that she doesn't believe in monogamy, has back tracked on her comments, saying that she never said that having multiple lovers was better than just one, but it was her character from her upcoming film who said those words.
Speaking of the married life, Monogamy wine comes from California-based Canopy Management and is available as a cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay.
Most people think monogamy is as hallowed as pornography is profane, but the differences aren't nearly as substantial as all that.