monophonic

monophonic
/mon'euh fon"ik/, adj.
1. Music. of or pertaining to monophony.
2. Also, monaural, mono. of or noting a system of sound recording and reproduction using only a single channel. Cf. quadraphonic, stereophonic.
[1880-85; MONOPHON(Y) + -IC]

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