Catalogue vs Monograph - What's the difference?

catalogue | monograph |

As verbs the difference between catalogue and monograph

is that catalogue is while monograph is to write a monograph on (a subject).

As a noun monograph is

a scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.



Alternative forms

* catalog


(en noun)
  • A systematic list of names, books, pictures etc.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The Reds were on the back foot early on when a catalogue of defensive errors led to Ramires giving Chelsea the lead. Jay Spearing conceded possession in midfield and Ramires escaped Jose Enrique far too easily before scoring at the near post with a shot Reina should have saved.}}
  • A complete (usually alphabetical) list of items.
  • A list of all the publications in a library.
  • (US) A university calendar.
  • (computing, dated) A directory listing.
  • * 1983 , Helpline'' (in ''Sinclair User issue 21)
  • The program generates a catalogue of the files on the cartridge selected by the user, reads the catalogue into memory and erases the cartridge copy, so that an up-to-date copy is always generated.
  • * 2003 , "Brotha G", Repairing Microdrive Cartridges'' (on newsgroup ''comp.sys.sinclair )
  • It has two extra options using extended syntax. CAT - an extended catalogue but not as detailed as some I've seen. ( The reason that the Spectrum CAT command is restricted is that it cleverly uses the 512 bytes data buffer of the microdrive channel to sort the filenames - hence the limit of 50 ten-character filenames )


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  • To put into a catalogue.
  • To make a catalogue of.
  • To add items (e.g. books) to an existing catalogue.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • A scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.
  • I had never given much thought to the role of darkness in ordinary human affairs until I read a monograph prepared by John Staudenmaier, a historian of technology and a Jesuit priest, for a recent conference at MIT.'' Cullen Murphy, "Hello Darkness", ''The Atlantic Monthly , March 1996, Volume 277, No. 3, pp. 22-24.


    (en verb)
  • To write a monograph on (a subject).
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=April 26, author=Charles Isherwood, title=A Long Wait for Another Shot at Broadway, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=It is among the most studied, monographed , celebrated and sent-up works of modern art, and perhaps as influential as any from the last century. }}


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