1. a treatise on a particular subject, as a biographical study or study of the works of one artist.
  2. a highly detailed and thoroughly documented study or paper written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry: scholarly monographs on medieval pigments.
  3. an account of a single thing or class of things, as of a species of organism.

verb (used with object)

  1. to write a monograph about.


  1. a paper, book, or other work concerned with a single subject or aspect of a subject


  1. (tr) to write a monograph on

n.“treatise on a single subject,” 1821, from mono- + -graph “something written.” Earlier was monography (1773).

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