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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.

monad

(ˈmɒnæd; ˈməʊ-)
npl -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. any fundamental singular metaphysical entity, esp if autonomous
b. (in the metaphysics of Leibnitz) a simple indestructible nonspatial element regarded as the unit of which reality consists
c. (in the pantheistic philosophy of Giordano Bruno) a fundamental metaphysical unit that is spatially extended and psychically aware
2. (Biology) a single-celled organism, esp a flagellate protozoan
3. (Chemistry) an atom, ion, or radical with a valency of one
Also called (for senses 1, 2): monas
[C17: from Late Latin monas, from Greek: unit, from monos alone]
moˈnadical adj
moˈnadically adv

mon•ad

(ˈmɒn æd, ˈmoʊ næd)

n.
1. a flagellated protozoan, esp. of the genus Monas.
2. an element, atom, or group having a valence of one.
3. Philos. an indivisible metaphysical entity, esp. one having an autonomous life.
4. a single unit or entity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin monad- (s. of monas) < Greek (s. of monás): unity. See mon-, -ad1]
mo•nad•ic (məˈnæd ɪk) mo•nad′i•cal, mo•nad′al, adj.

monad

any simple, single-cell organism. — monadic, monadical, monadal, adj.
See also: Cells

monad

Spritual individuality that is reincarnated.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monad - (chemistry) an atom having a valence of onemonad - (chemistry) an atom having a valence of one
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
atom - (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
2.monad - a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derivemonad - a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
1, ace, one, single, unity, I - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"
3.monad - (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations

monad

[ˈmɒnæd] Nmónada f

monad

n
(Philos) → Monade f
(Biol: dated) → Einzeller m
(Chem) → einwertiges Element or Atom or Radikal

monad

[ˈmɒnæd] n (Chem, Philosophy) → monade f
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