Definition of monothetic in English:

monothetic

adjective

  • 1That assumes or is based on a single essential element or idea.

  • 2Specifically. Of a system or method of classification, or its categories: based on a single characteristic, or a series of single characteristics.

  • 3Mathematics. Of a group: containing a cyclic subgroup whose closure is the group itself.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From mono- + -thetic.

Pronunciation

monothetic

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈθɛtɪk/