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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mo·nad /ˈmoˌnæd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mo·nad /ˈmoˌnæd/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·ad n.
 1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
 2. Philos. of Leibnitz 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.
 3. Zool. One of the smallest flagellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera.
 4. Biol. A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid.
 5. Chem. An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen.
 Monad deme Biol., in tectology, a unit of the first order of individuality.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an atom having a valence of one
      2: a singular metaphysical entity from which material
         properties are said to derive [syn: monas]
      [also: monades (pl)]