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mo·nog·a·my

(mŏ-nog'ă-mē),
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

(mə-nŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
2.
a. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
b. The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.
3. Zoology The condition of having only one mate during a breeding season or during the breeding life of a pair.

mo·nog′a·mist n.
mo·nog′a·mous adj.
mo·nog′a·mous·ly adv.

monogamy

[mənog′əmē]
1 the practice of having one long-term sexual partner.
2 (in biology) the habit of pairing with only one mate.

monogamy

(1) A  mating system in which one female and one male bond only with each other.
(2) The state of having one partner or mate.

monogamy

The state of having one spouse or mate

mo·nog·a·my

(mŏn-og'ă-mē)
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

a state where a single male pairs with a single female in a partnership that may last for several seasons or life. Monogamy is common in birds such as swans, but rare in mammals.
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The conclusion was clear: among primates, monogamy was always preceded by one thing and one thing only: infanticide by males.
Heirs of the Sexual Revolution may reject abstinence and monogamy as a "middle-class and middle-aged response to AIDS," based on a discredited morality.
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A few women suggested that a sex partner can demonstrate respect simply by maintaining the idea of monogamy in the relationship even if he has other partners.
The evidence from national surveys of men and women suggests that changes in all three of the factors investigated-abstinence, monogamy and condom use-contributed to reducing and sustaining HIV infection at lower levels in Uganda, at least among some women.
In many species monogamy is thought to improve survival of offspring because males stay around to help raise young.
Monogamy and fidelity are put to the test, as self-proclaimed romantic Mitchell gets more than his share of offers to knock boots with a long list of B-boys.
The last section covers the importance of abstinence in adolescence, issues of monogamy, sex education, substance abuse, and conflict resolution.
I have nothing against monogamy, but maybe you don't feel like having sex with the same person.
Once upon a time, it was assumed by naturalists, both amateur and professional, that the social behaviour we observed in birds and mammals, including pair-bonding and the shared raising of the young, reflected an exemplary example of sexual fidelity and monogamy.
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By an overwhelming majority, the church acknowledged that there are gay and other non-traditional couples in their pews who are living in "life-long committed relationships" characterized by fidelity and monogamy, and that these couples deserve pastoral support.