Monolith vs Pylon - What's the difference?

monolith | pylon |


As nouns the difference between monolith and pylon

is that monolith is a large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture while pylon is pylon (traffic cone).

monolith

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith , a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • Anything massive, uniform and unmovable.
  • (chemistry, chromatography) A continuous stationary-phase as a homogeneous column in a single piece.
  • References

    * (chemistry) Gagnon, Pete (1 August 2008). " Monoliths Emerge as Key Purification Methodology", Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News , pg. 48. ISSN 1935-472X. Retrieved on 20 September 2008.

    pylon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
  • A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (aviation)  A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  • An obelisk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • A traffic cone.
  • (American football)  An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.