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  • n. A person with an extensive knowledge of a single subject or field, but little knowledge of others.

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  • this reminds me of The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. from a few years back.

    September 18, 2015

  • There are some potential variations of this word that I would like to propose.

    Monomathy: The act of focusing on one area of study to the exclusion of others. (In a world in which knowledge is multiplying exponentially, one may have to do this to keep his sanity!)

    Monomathist: A person who focuses on one area of study to the exclusion of others.

    Hypermonomathy: Extreme monomathy; monomathy that is unhealthy.

    September 18, 2015

  • monomath noun. "A person who knows a lot about one thing, and very little about anything else. (The opposite of a polymath.)" See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/monomath.asp

    September 2, 2007