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Monolith vs. Megalith

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Main Difference

The main difference between Monolith and Megalith is that the Monolith is a stone block made of one single piece; object made of one single rock piece and Megalith is a large stone used to build a structure or monument.

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  • Monolith (noun)

    A large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture.

  • Monolith (noun)

    Anything massive, uniform and unmovable.

  • Monolith (noun)

    A continuous cast as a homogeneous column in a single piece.

  • Megalith (noun)

    A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size.

  • Megalith (noun)

    A large stone used in such a construction.

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  • Monolith (noun)

    a large single upright block of stone, especially one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument

    "we passed Stonehenge, the strange stone monoliths silhouetted against the horizon"

  • Monolith (noun)

    a very large and characterless building

    "the 72-storey monolith overlooking the waterfront"

  • Monolith (noun)

    a large block of concrete sunk in water, e.g. in the building of a dock.

  • Monolith (noun)

    a large, impersonal political, corporate, or social structure regarded as indivisible and slow to change

    "independent voices have been crowded out by the media monoliths"

  • Megalith (noun)

    a large stone that forms a prehistoric monument (e.g. a standing stone) or part of one (e.g. a stone circle)

    "a smaller circle of some forty ancient megaliths"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Monolith (noun)

    A single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument.

  • Megalith (noun)

    A large stone; especially, a large stone used in constructing ancient monuments.

Webster Dictionary
  • Monolith (noun)

    a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)

  • Megalith (noun)

    memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)

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