I'm debating with myself about what the best word is for a solid mass of uninterrupted homogeneous material. Usage would be as follows:

Example: That giant slab of granite on top of the mesa is _____; the whole thing is of one piece.

Counterexample: I can't say that brick wall is _____; it is made up of many separate pieces connected by mortar.

What would be the best word in the blanks there?


I would use Monolithic, particularly in relation to stone. The word derives from mono- (one), and lith (stone).

  1. formed of a single large block of stone.
    "later Byzantine columns were monolithic and usually made of marble"

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