from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology The sole member of its group, such as a single species that constitutes a genus.
- n. A unique print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked surface.
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- n. A monotypic taxon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having but one type; containing but one representative.
- The only representative of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.
- A print (but one impression can be taken) made by painting on metal and then transferring the painting to paper by pressure; also, the process of making such prints.
- A kind of keyboard-operated typesetting and casting machine that makes and sets separate characters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only, single, or sole type, as a species single in its genus, a genus in its family, etc.; a typical representative alone of its kind.
- n. A print from a metal plate on which a picture is painted, as in oil-color or printers' ink. Only one proof can be made, since the picture is transferred to the paper.
- n. The trade-name of a machine which casts and sets in order single types.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)
- n. a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that sets separate characters
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