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Monogamy is the second album by Emil Bulls . It was released independently in 2000 and has been re-released in 2004 via Oh My Sweet/ALIVE.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES serial monogamy COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE serial ▪ As we have seen serial monogamy could put the claims of unquestionably legitimate princes at risk. ▪ Such would tend to be the case where people practice ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. having only one spouse at a time [syn: monogamousness ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Monogamy \Mo*nog"a*my\, n. [L. monogamia, Gr. ?: cf. F. monogamie.] Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy . Also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy . (Zo["o]l.) State ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, from French monogamie , from Late Latin monogamia , from Greek monogamia , from monogamos "marrying only once," from monos "single, alone" (see mono- ) + gamos "marriage" (see gamete ).

Usage examples of monogamy.

How much worse, a millionfold more incomprehensible, the passage from monocot to monogamy.

The natural foundation of the institution of monogamy is not any inherent viciousness in polygyny or polyandry, but the hard fact that men and women are born in about equal numbers.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIENTAL AND OCCIDENTAL POLYGYNY It may now be asked why the polygynist nations have not gravitated to monogamy, like the latter-day saints of Salt Lake City.

He knew that he was now married, in the most old-fashioned and undivorceable monogamy.

Robinson goes on to list a half-page or so of other constant concerns and themes: multiple identity, advances in technology leading to hedonistic comfort, the balance of privilege and responsibility, alternate histories, alternatives to monogamy and conventional marriage, the metric system, general semantics.

But a group marriage, such as our Long Family, combines the advantages of bachelorhood, monogamy, and polygamy, with the drawbacks of none.

But Dallas is not Boondock, and the unnatural practice of monogamy is as rooted in the American culture of the twentieth century as group marriage is rooted in the quasi anarchistic, unstructured culture of Tertius in the third millennium of the diaspora.

But if we now look at humans and our closest relatives, the chimps and gorillas, we find all three types of mating system represented: harems in gorillas, promiscuity in chimps, and either monogamy or harems in humans (see figure 4.

We thus conclude that promiscuity or harems, not monogamy, is the mating system that leads to concealed ovulation (see figure 4.

In essentially the same way, features of reproductive biology—such as concealed ovulation, boldly advertised ovulation, monogamy, harems, and promiscuity—have repeatedly changed function and been transmuted into each other, reinvented, or lost.

Weirdly, the ones who adopted the sternest and most terrible Old Testament moral tone were the Modern Language Association types who believed that everything was relative and that, for example, polygamy was as valid as monogamy.

Thus, in Alexander and Noonan's view, women's concealed ovulations and constant receptivity evolved in order to promote monogamy, paternal care, and fathers' confidence in their paternity.