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I think biologically we are attracted to more than one person, but given society and our needs, monogamy works better.
Nancy Friday

Meaning of "monogamy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MONOGAMY

Via French from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MONOGAMY

monogamy  [mɒˈnɒɡəmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MONOGAMY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Monogamy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MONOGAMY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

monogamy

Monogamy

Monogamy is a form of relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime or at any one time, as compared to polygamy or polyamory. The term is also applied to the social behavior of some animals, referring to the state of having only one mate at any one time. It is important to have a clear understanding of the nomenclature of monogamy because scientists use the term monogamy for different male-female relationships. Biologists, biological anthropologists, and behavioral ecologists often use the term monogamy in the sense of sexual, if not genetic, monogamy. Modern biological researchers using the theory of evolution approach human monogamy as the same in human and non-human animal species. They postulate the following four aspects of monogamy: ▪ Marital monogamy refers to marriages of only two people. ▪ Social monogamy refers to two partners living together, having sex with each other, and cooperating in acquiring basic resources such as shelter, food, and money. ▪ Sexual monogamy refers to two partners remaining sexually exclusive with each other and having no outside sex partners.

Definition of monogamy in the English dictionary

The definition of monogamy in the dictionary is the practice of having only one mate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MONOGAMY


allogamy
əˈlɒɡəmɪ
anisogamy
ˌænaɪˈsɒɡəmɪ
apogamy
əˈpɒɡəmɪ
autoallogamy
ˌɔːtəʊəˈlɒɡəmɪ
autogamy
ɔːˈtɒɡəmɪ
cryptogamy
krɪpˈtɒɡəmɪ
endogamy
ɛnˈdɒɡəmɪ
exogamy
ɛkˈsɒɡəmɪ
geitonogamy
ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəmɪ
hercogamy
hɜːˈkɒɡəmɪ
heterogamy
ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡəmɪ
hologamy
həʊˈlɒɡəmɪ
homogamy
hɒˈmɒɡəmɪ
karyogamy
ˌkærɪˈɒɡəmɪ
misogamy
mɪˈsɒɡəmɪ
plastogamy
plæsˈtɒɡəmɪ
porogamy
pɔːˈrɒɡəmɪ
siphonogamy
ˌsaɪfənˈɒɡəmɪ
xenogamy
zɛˈnɒɡəmɪ
zoogamy
zəʊˈɒɡəmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MONOGAMY

monogamic
monogamist
monogamistic
monogamous
monogamously
monogamousness
monogastric
monogenean
monogenesis
monogenetic
monogenic
monogenically
monogenism
monogenist
monogenistic
monogenous
monogeny
monogerm
monoglot
monoglyceride

WORDS THAT END LIKE MONOGAMY

bigamy
chalazogamy
chasmogamy
clistogamy
deuterogamy
dichogamy
digamy
hypergamy
isogamy
oogamy
pangamy
pantagamy
plasmogamy
polygamy
serial monogamy
syngamy
thingamy
trigamy

Synonyms and antonyms of monogamy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «monogamy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MONOGAMY

Find out the translation of monogamy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of monogamy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «monogamy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

单一配偶制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

monogamia
570 millions of speakers

English

monogamy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एकपत्नीत्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزواج الأحادي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

моногамия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

monogamia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একবিবাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

monogamie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Monogami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Monogamie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一人の相手とだけ性関係を持つこと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한번에 한명의 상대와만 성관계를 맺는 일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Monogami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chế độ một vợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒருவனுக்கு ஒருத்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोनोगैमी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tekeşlilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

monogamia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

monogamia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

моногамія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

monogamie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μονογαμία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

monogamie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

engiftet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

monogami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of monogamy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MONOGAMY»

The term «monogamy» is regularly used and occupies the 60.311 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MONOGAMY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about monogamy

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10 QUOTES WITH «MONOGAMY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word monogamy.
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Jane Badler
My music touches on things I am concerned with in my own life - the idea of a woman's role in society, sexuality, desire, monogamy, fantasy and glamour. That's what keeps me alive, and if I couldn't keep creating that, I'd fall into a bit of heap.
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Candice Bergen
I believe a lot in monogamy, let me tell you.
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Annie Besant
I often think that woman is more free in Islam than in Christianity. Woman is more protected by Islam than by the faith which preaches monogamy.
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Nancy Friday
I think biologically we are attracted to more than one person, but given society and our needs, monogamy works better.
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Joanna Garcia
Monogamy is a tricky thing. I don't think it's for everyone, but I've chosen that life, and there's no question in my relationship.
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Bob Hoskins
Monogamy is a possibility - and a necessity. Kids have got to have something they can rely on. You have got to have something you rely on.
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Jamie Johnson
I think that if I were in a satisfying marriage, I would probably choose monogamy, but I wouldn't want that to be a requirement.
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Rashida Jones
I have a lot of skepticism about marriage and monogamy.
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K. D. Lang
I believe in monogamy if that's what a couple decides upon together, but it all depends on the personal history and culture of the two involved.
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Huey Long
Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MONOGAMY»

Discover the use of monogamy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to monogamy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and ...
A lighthearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom challenges the notion that monogamy occurs naturally, profiling examples of animal infidelity and the instincts behind animal sexual behavior.
David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton, 2002
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means ...
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha, 2012
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Monogamy: The Untold Story
This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships.
Marianne Brandon, 2010
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Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths ...
Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.
Agustín Fuentes, 2012
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Monogamy
In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most ...
Adam Phillips, 2010
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Monogamy: Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, ...
Explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.
Ulrich H. Reichard, Christophe Boesch, 2003
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Partnerships in Birds: The Study of Monogamy
In this book, fourteen classic studies of bird behavior are brought together to compare the different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives.
Jeffrey M. Black, 1996
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The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity
After an affair, it’s impossible to go back to the way the relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.
Tammy Nelson, 2013
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The Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from ...
An expanded and updated edition of the classic guide to surviving a partner's unfaithfulness examines the reasons for and society's role in encouraging infidelity, and gives advice on coping with affairs and restoring communication between ...
Peggy Vaughan, 2003
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The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating
Drawing on a range of theories across academic disciplines, the book highlights the biological compulsion of the sexual urge, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them.
Eric Anderson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MONOGAMY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term monogamy is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Trainwreck' Makes the Case for Monogamy
She's no fan of monogamy, she is baffled when her boyfriend talks about marriage and she's all about the one-night stand. You'd think she'd be ... «Daily Signal, Jul 15»
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Is monogamy too much to expect these days, asks relationship …
One of the most disturbing things about the hacking of the adultery website Ashley Madison was finding out how many members it has. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Trainwreck: Is monogamy real?
Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The L Word
Season 3: Episode 6, “Lifesize” After learning that Shane's been unfaithful, Carmen sits her down for a little chat about monogamy and asks her ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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I Never Want to Have Sex With My Boyfriend
How do I approach the monogamy concept? We haven't discussed it, but I get the feeling he isn't out sleeping around. I adore him and can ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jul 15»
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Colin Quinn On Political Correctness, Old New York, And "Bland" De …
... grew up with in his native Park Slope—and got to hear some of his thoughts on Mayor de Blasio, monogamy, and working with Schumer. «Gothamist, Jul 15»
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Cheating websites - can they save a marriage?
"Monogamy is a construct. It was born hundreds of years ago for hereditary reasons - it was never about love," he said. "People all around the ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
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What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism
... but after much soul-searching about why the idea of my wife having sex with other men bothered me I came to a few conclusions: Monogamy ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom
The needs and rights of children will be subordinated to the desires of adults. The marital norms of monogamy, exclusivity, and permanence ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
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Cuckolded New York Magazine Writer Thinks He Discovered the …
He was oppressing her because of monogamy, and that was "patriarchal oppression," male oppression of his wife, 'cause she can only have ... «RushLimbaugh.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Monogamy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/monogamy>. Aug 2019 ».
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