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monolith

1. a large block of stone or anything that resembles one in appearance, intractability, etc.
2. a statue, obelisk, column, etc., cut from one block of stone
3. a large hollow foundation piece sunk as a caisson and having a number of compartments that are filled with concrete when it has reached its correct position

Monolith

An architectural member such as an obelisk or the shaft of a column consisting of a single stone.

monolith

[′män·ə‚lith]
(materials)
A large concrete block.

monolith

An architectural member (as an obelisk, the shaft of a column, etc.) consisting of a single stone.
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Termites (isopteran) and earthworms were more captured in monoliths. By and large, macroinvertebrate fauna was lower in the soils studied as compared to other tropical and subtropical regions reported elsewhere.
Preparation of MIP Monoliths. In order to improve the stability of the MIP monoliths, the inner wall of the capillary was treated with [gamma]-MAPs, according to the procedure reported previously [28].
Preparation of Si[O.sub.2] Monoliths. Silica dioxide monoliths were synthesized by sol-gel method.
The tested monolith samples were cut from standard full-size VSCR monoliths (6x6x20in) to approximately 35x35x53mm (WxDxL) segments.
Recently, we investigated monoliths from activated anthracite, synthesized using PVDC binder, as supercapacitor electrodes, obtaining promising results [19].
"Putsolie's legacy stands to this day in the monoliths seen at T Khel Kohima Village and Seruzou (Vurie) Road," Solo added saying the "fame and deeds" of Putsolie were recorded in the form of "poetry and folk songs which are still sung today in his remembrance."
There are dozens of stone monoliths, large carved rock sentinels whose meanings are now lost in the fog of time, but whose true purpose is really no longer relevant as they need only to serve as reminders of the power and wrath unleashed upon the world of their day.
In this work, concentrated emulsion templating was employed to prepare porous polysulfone monoliths with a high porosity.
A RECTANGULAR object found jutting out of Mars's surface has caused imaginative minds to speculate over the nature of the "monolith" and its origins.
And now he was a monolith, for he had to be sculpted
Psycho-Delia, by the Welsh choreographer Sean Tuan John, and Monolith, by Spain's Toni Mira, are the most original, breathtaking, technically impressive and surreal dance performances I have seen in recent memory.
Consisting of either polymer or silica baked into a continuous rod, monoliths emerged from decades of tests with gels and foams.