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English definition of “monolith”

monolith

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒn.ə.lɪθ/ us    /ˈmɑː.nə-/

monolith noun [C] (STONE)

a large block of stone standing by itself which was put up by people in ancient times Gravestones and monuments

monolith noun [C] (BUILDING)

a very large building, often one that is very tall

monolith noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a large , powerful organization that is not willing to change and that does not seem interested in individual people : He said that the National Health Service had become a vast bureaucratic monolith.
(Definition of monolith from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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