Meaning of monotype

mon•o•type

Pronunciation: (mon'u-tīp"), [key]
— n.
  1. the only print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture is painted in oil color, printing ink, or the like.
  2. the method of producing such a print.
  3. the only type of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.

Mon•o•type

Pronunciation: (mon'u-tīp"), [key]
— Print., Trademark. Print.,Trademark.
  1. a brand of machine for setting and casting type, consisting of a separate keyboard for producing a paper tape containing holes in a coded pattern so that when this tape is fed into the casting unit each code evokes a unique letter cast from hot metal by a special matrix.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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