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monocity, monocities
Primarily a term used in Russia for towns, or cities, mostly isolated that depend on a single large employer.

Nervous Kremlin keeps crumbling "monocities" alive as a safety valve

There are 300 or so cities where a single factory supplies heat, income, and social security. Many of these monocities are hemorrhaging money, leaving leaders with an array of unpalatable choices: To allow such factory towns to die gradually, as they did in the 1990's, to liquidate them, or to save them.

—Information for the word "monocities" came from
The Global Edition of The New York Times as seen in the article,
"In Russia, no pay, little heat, flicker of hope" by Ellen Barry
in the International Herald Tribune, December 31-January 1, 2009-2010; page 3.
This entry is located in the following unit: mono-, mon- (page 4)