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monolithic

adjective  /ˌmɑn·əˈlɪθ·ɪk/ us  
very large, united, and difficult to change: People think of "the media" as this great monolithic thing that’s out there. A monolithic building or rock is large and solid.
Translations of “monolithic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 龐大的, 大一統的…
in Russian огромный, мощный…
in Turkish muazzam ve güçlü, iktidar ve güç sahibi olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庞大的, 大一统的…
in Polish monolityczny, skostniały…
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