Monadic



[mon-ad, moh-nad] /ˈmɒn æd, ˈmoʊ næd/

noun
1.
Biology.

2.
Chemistry. an element, atom, or group having a valence of one.
Compare (def 3), (def 2a).
3.
Philosophy.

4.
a single unit or entity.
/mɒˈnædɪk/
adjective
1.
being or relating to a monad
2.
(logic, maths) (of an operator, predicate, etc) having only a single argument place
/ˈmɒnæd; ˈməʊ-/
noun
1.
(philosophy) (pl) -ads, -ades (-əˌdiːz)

2.
a single-celled organism, esp a flagellate protozoan
3.
an atom, ion, or radical with a valency of one
n.

“unity, arithmetical unit,” 1610s, from Late Latin monas (genitive monadis), from Greek monas “unit,” from monos “alone” (see mono-). In Leibnitz’s philosophy, “an ultimate unit of being” (1748). Related: Monadic.

monad mo·nad (mō’nād’)
n.

mo·nad’ic (mə-nād’ik) or mo·nad’i·cal adj.

1. unary, when describing an operator or function. The term is part of the dyadic, niladic sequence.
2. See monad.
(1998-07-24)

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