monad definition

  • noun:
    • Philosophy An indivisible, impenetrable product of substance considered the fundamental constituent element of physical truth when you look at the metaphysics of Leibniz.
    • Biology A single-celled microorganism, specially a flagellate protozoan regarding the genus Monas.
    • Chemistry An atom or a radical with valence 1.
    • An ultimate atom, or quick, unextended point; some thing ultimate and indivisible.
    • A monoid in category of endofunctors.
    • An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; some thing ultimate and indivisible.
    • 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.
    • one of many littlest flagellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera.
    • A simple, small organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid.
    • An atom or radical whose valence is the one, or that could match, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen.
    • In metaphysics, an individual and indivisible compound.
    • In biology:
    • Any easy single-celled organism.
    • In zoology, particularly, a flagellate infusorian; one of many Infusoria flagellata, described as the possession of just one or two long whip-like flagella, and usually displaying an endoplast and a contractile vacuole. The word in this sense is derived from the name of genus Monas.
    • In chem., a component whoever atoms have the least expensive valence or atomicity, which valence is for that reason taken as unity.
    • (biochemistry) an atom having a valence of one
    • (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
    • a singular metaphysical entity that product properties tend to be believed to derive
  • others:
    • In chem. and biology, of or with respect to monads; associated with the nature of a monad; monadi-form.

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