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Monolithic

Shapes usually formed of a single block of stone, or cast in one piece without construction joints; they are massive and uniform.
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monolithic

[‚män·ə′lith·ik]
(civil engineering)
Pertaining to concrete construction which is cast in one jointless piece.
(science and technology)
Constructed from a single crystal or other single piece of material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

monolithic

1. Shaped from a single block of stone, as a monolithic column.
2. Composed of monoliths.
3. Characterized by massiveness and complete uniformity.
4. Said of concrete which is cast in a single piece.
5. Said of a concrete pavement or floor whose surface layer is formed integrally with the slab below.
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monolithic

Single object. Self-contained. One unit.
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