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Monad

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  • In a monad, Emma jammed an Omani.
  • Sued amid an omen of fat staff, one monad I made us.
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Definition of the noun monad

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noun - plural: monads

  1. (chemistry) an atom having a valence of one
    • domain: chemical science / chemistry
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: atom = the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
  2. a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of monad: monas
    • more generic words: 1 / ace / I / one / single / unity = the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  3. (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)

Alternative definition of the noun monad

noun

  1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
  2. A monoid in the category of endofunctors.

Artwork

"MONAD" is a sculpture by Roger Berry. Monad is a teetering winding mass.

  • media: cor-ten steel

Music

"Monad" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. Monad: In functional programming, a monad is a structure that represents computations defined as sequences of steps: a type with a monad structure defines what it means to chain operations, or nest functions of that type together. This allows the programmer to build pipelines that process data in steps, in which each action is decorated with additional processing rules provided by the monad. As such, monads have been described as "programmable semicolons"; a semicolon is the operator used to chain together individual statements in many imperative programming languages, thus the expression implies that extra code will be executed between the statements in the pipeline. Monads have also been explained with a physical metaphor as assembly lines, where a conveyor belt transports data between functional units that transform it one step at a time. They can also be seen as a functional design pattern to build generic types.
    • also known as 单子
  2. Monad, according to the Pythagoreans, was a term for Divinity or the first being, or the totality of all beings, Monad being the source or the One meaning without division.
  3. Monad: In category theory, a branch of mathematics, a monad is an functor, together with two natural transformations. Monads are used in the theory of pairs of adjoint functors, and they generalize closure operators on partially ordered sets to arbitrary categories.
  4. The Monad in early Christian gnostic writings is an adaptation of concepts of the Monad in Greek philosophy to Christian gnostic belief systems.
  5. Monad: In non-standard analysis, a monad is the set of points infinitesimally close to a given point.
  6. Monad: In music, a monad is a single note or pitch. The Western chromatic scale, for example, is composed of twelve monads. Monads are contrasted to dyads, groups of two notes, triads, groups of three, and so on.
  7. The monad is the official logo of Technocracy Incorporated. Its colors are vermilion and the silver color found on the metal chromium, but a red and white version is acceptable for low-cost printing applications, or even black and white has been used.
  8. monad is a gene.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Monad

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Google previewThe Big Picture: A Simplified Exposition of the Ancient Wisdom (2015)

by Marcus van Alphen

The word monad also means unity or oneness. In our daily lives we can apply this knowledge by realising this unity of life. None of the manifested realms of nature can exist without the realms below it on the evolutionary scale. Arguably, the ...

Google previewA History of the Problems of Philosophy: pt. II. Ethics. pt.III Metaphysics. pt IV. Theodicy (1902)

by Paul Janet, Gabriel Séailles-Ranson

Since the monad is a created thing and subject to change, and since its nature is perception, any change in it can only be the...

Google previewpt. II. Ethics. pt. III. Metaphysics. pt. IV. Theodicy (1902)

by Paul Janet, Gabriel Séailles

Since the monad is a created thing and subject to change, and since its nature is perception, any change in it can only be the...

Google previewHistory of the Problems of Philosophy (1902)

by Paul Janet, Gabriel Séailles

Since the monad is a created thing and subject to change, and since its nature is perception, any change in it can only be the...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

Monad is the technical term used by Leibniz to designate the ultiultimate elements—mg. the system of Herbart.

the atom was conceived as extended yet indivisible—a metaphysical contradiction—the monad is a nonspatial qualitative entity.

Google previewThe Fold (2006)

by Gilles Deleuze

Every monad is an individual, a soul, a substance, a primal force, endowed with a solely inner action, while derivative forces are said to be material, accidental, modal, 'states of a substance' that are exerted on bodies.38 But the issue involves ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophy (2007)

by John J. Drummond

MONAD. Husserl uses ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Some Theosophical Terms (1910)

Monad (Gk., /wos, alone) — The one Self, or " Divine Spark," that gives the life, the fire, the consciousness to the form. Although one in essence, it is to be regarded as permeating all planes and kingdoms ; thus we have the " mineral monad," ...

Google previewThe Deleuze and Guattari Dictionary (2013)

by Eugene B. Young

Monad. 1. Term from Neo-Platonists for the 'one' that became popularized and attributed to Leibniz, that for him denoted a basic unextended compound, and also the unity of the soul and body which is 'higher' if it produces more effects on ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals) (2016)

by G Gaskell

MONAD plants of the present teeming world of living things. See Babhishad, Bodhisatvas, Devas (builders), Fobms, Fbavashis, Genebative, Gebms, Higheb and LOWEB WOBLDS, MANES, MiTHBAS, PlTBIS, PBOTOTYPES, SIMILITUDES , ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005)

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At the center ofhis thinking lies the so-called philosophy of monads. The term “ monad,” which Leibniz most likely took from cabbalist and vitalist Franciscus Mercurius von Helmont and Giordano Bruno, reflects the non-material essence of any ...

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Quotes about Monad

I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the created monad also, is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one. (Gottfried Leibniz)
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Scrabble value of M3O1N1A1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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