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Noun monad has 3 senses

1.  monad(n = noun.substance) - (chemistry) an atom having a valence of one;
is a kind of

2.  monad(n = noun.quantity) monas - a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive;
is a kind of 1, ace, i, one, single, unity

3.  monad(n = noun.animal) - (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan);
is a kind of
micro-organism, microorganism


monad, n. [L. monas, -adis, a unit, Gr. , , fr. mo`nos alone.].

1.  An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible. [1913 Webster]

2.  The elementary and indestructible units which were conceived of as endowed with the power to produce all the changes they undergo, and thus determine all physical and spiritual phenomena. [1913 Webster]

3.  One of the smallest flagellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

4.  A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid. [1913 Webster]

5.  An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen. [1913 Webster]

Monad deme (Biol.), in tectology, a unit of the first order of individuality.


monad, n.
1 the number one; a unit.
2 Philos. any ultimate unit of being (e.g. a soul, an atom, a person, God).
3 Biol. a simple organism, e.g. one assumed as the first in the genealogy of living beings.

monadic adj. monadism n. (in sense 2).

F monade or LL monas monad- f. Gk monas -ados unit f. monos alone



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