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Postby Audiendus » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Monograph (noun)
A book, paper, essay or treatise on a specific, narrow subject.
[From mono-, one; -graph, something written.]

"The historian grew tired of writing scholarly monographs on obscure aspects of ancient civilization, and decided to write a general history of the world."

"The musicologist produced monographs about female bandleaders, German jazz, and the development of drumsticks."

Not to be confused with monogram.

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Re: monograph

Postby eberntson » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:27 pm

So reading a monograph aloud could be a singularly boring monologue? (snicker)

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Re: monograph

Postby Slava » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:13 pm

Hmm, singularly boring, or simply monotonous?
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Re: monograph

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:43 pm

I'm not sur how Sherlock found the time to do any detecting, as he seems to have produced a plethora of monographs. Seems few stories go by without his modestly mentioning one.

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