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mon·o·ma·ni·a

 (mŏn′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

mon′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal·ly adv.
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monomania

(ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) an excessive mental preoccupation with one thing, idea, etc
ˌmonoˈmaniˌac n, adj
monomaniacal adj
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mon•o•ma•ni•a

(ˌmɒn əˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
1. (no longer in technical use) a pathological obsession with one idea or group of ideas.
2. an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing.
[1815–25; < French monomanie; see mono-, -mania]
mon`o•ma′ni•ac, n.
mon`o•ma•ni′a•cal (-məˈnaɪ ə kəl) adj.
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monomania

1. a partial insanity in which psychotic thinking is confined to one subject or group of subjects.
2. an excessive interest in or enthusiasm for a single thing, idea, or the like; obsession.
See also: Manias
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monomania - a mania restricted to one thing or ideamonomania - a mania restricted to one thing or idea
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
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monomania

noun obsession, fanaticism, fixation, one-track mind (informal), hobbyhorse, idée fixe (French), bee in your bonnet (informal) Over the past two decades, monomania has again gripped the country.
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Translations

monomania

[ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Nmonomanía f
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monomania

[ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnjə] nmonomania
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mon·o·ma·ni·a

n. monomanía, fijación mental de una idea.
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References in classic literature ?
I call it quite my monomania, it is such a subject of mine.
But in monomania the errant faculty protrudes itself in a way that may not be denied.
It would be refining too much, perhaps, even considering his monomania, to hint that his vindictiveness towards the White Whale might have possibly extended itself in some degree to all sperm whales, and that the more monsters he slew by so much the more he multiplied the chances that each subsequently encountered whale would prove to be the hated one he hunted.
He thought of it constantly, so that it became a monomania. Uncle William was affected by the great heat too, and in August they had three weeks of sweltering weather.
Perhaps this was my own imagination, but at any rate I was now persuaded that my friend was afflicted with a most singular and interesting monomania. Without, I trust, any abatement of my affectionate solicitude for him as a friend, I began to regard him as a patient, rich in possibilities of profitable study.
What you call self-conquest--binding and deafening yourself to all but one train of impressions--is only the culture of monomania in a nature like yours."