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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

(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 culture of monogamy views freedom as the freedom to be good; the culture of polyamory views freedom as freedom from any constraints upon sexual behaviour.
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The data come from a longitudinal study examining decisions about four methods for protecting against STDs--abstinence, monogamy, use of male condoms and use of female condoms--among heterosexually active men living in a large urban county in the northwestern United States.
Ordinance marriages gave wives a legal right to monogamy Elite women liked this provision for religious reasons.
Meanwhile, a Norwegian sex expert with a radical approach to relationships, who predicted that the "power" of monogamy is subsiding, agreed that "multi-partner relationships are coming on the radar" and suggests that they will become common within 30 years, if not ten.
The network approach allowed the researchers to examine where monogamy and promiscuity matter.
The second recommendation, which excludes monogamy, directs individuals to register their personal relationships with the government.
In addition to exhibiting this assertive posture, they defined a very specific butch-fem behavioral code that encompassed dress, mannerisms, distinctive sexual habits, and a characteristic practice of serial monogamy.
Washington, July 30 ( ANI ): Scientists have claimed that the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males led to monogamy in humans and other primates.
THE French give a Gallic shrug when their president is seen frolicking in Speedos and platform flip-flops with a rock chick and former nude model who says monogamy bores her.
The study, published online September 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to try to examine whether a hormone that encourages monogamy in animals plays a similar role in male humans.
King explained that in her infamous comment she had meant that it was "a mistake because of the monogamy issue, not because of the gender," as she was married at the time.