(noun) A form of marriage or sexual relationship involving a singular, permanent partner.
- One man dates one woman.
- One woman marries another woman.
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- Monogamy as a marital norm is contrasted with polygamy, specifically polygyny and polyandry.
- Type: serial monogamy
- Also called monogamousness.
- Monogamy used in a sentence: I want a partner that supports monogamy in relationships.
- A (noun) monogamist (adverb) monogamously participates in a (adjective) monogamous or (adjective) monogamistic relationship.
- Word origin of “monogamy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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