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mo·nad

 (mō′năd′)
n.
1. Philosophy An indivisible, impenetrable unit of substance viewed as the basic constituent element of physical reality in the metaphysics of Leibniz.
2. Biology A single-celled microorganism, especially a flagellate protozoan formerly classified in the taxonomic group Monadina.

[Latin monas, monad-, unit, from Greek, from monos, single; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·nad′ic (mə-năd′ĭk), mo·nad′i·cal adj.
mo·nad′i·cal·ly adv.
mo′nad·ism n.

monadic

(mɒˈnædɪk) or

monadal

adj
1. (Logic) being or relating to a monad
2. (Logic) logic maths (of an operator, predicate, etc) having only a single argument place
3. (Mathematics) logic maths (of an operator, predicate, etc) having only a single argument place
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True and Beautiful in the fashioning of the material world by form and number, for Macrobius and other commentators, this was the origin of the Platonic lambda (FW 294: 4: 297: 10), by which two legs of an open cone descend from the monadal point of a pair of calipers showing, on the one leg, the arithmetical progression from 2 and.