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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-August 30, 2019-a[euro](c)Gilead Capital responds to proxy statement regarding Monotype sale for USD 19.95 per share
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Global Banking News-August 30, 2019-a[euro](c)Gilead Capital responds to proxy statement regarding Monotype sale for USD 19.95 per share
Gilead Capital, a long-term shareholder of Monotype Imaging, responded to the release of the company's proxy statement dated August 26, regarding the proposed sale of Monotype to the private equity firm HGGC for $19.85 per share.
Monotype To Be Acquired By HGGC For $19.85/Share In Cash
29 July 2019 - US-based type foundry and design company Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.
Reverting to the smaller obstacles, having fallen in the competitive handicap chase won by Scoir Mear in Navan last time, Monotype appeals in the Coast Hotels & Resorts Rated Hurdle.
Paul Nolan runs two with Bryan Cooper riding Monotype, who seeks a first win over fences, and Mark Walsh aboard Mon Lino, who got off the mark over this distance at Naas last month.
Untitled, 2018, Cecily Brown, monotype; oil on Lanaquarelle paper, 78.7 x 58.4cm
'Create simple monotype prints and rubbercut prints with color enhancements as demonstrated by notable women printmakers,' it added.
Monotype has launched Mosaic, a cloud-based font platform that provides enterprises with an easy way to discover, manage, share and deploy Monotype fonts.
Few companies have gone through a more dramatic digital shift than Monotype. The Woburn, Mass.-based firm started selling hot lead typesetting machines to publishers in 1887.