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monad

 [mo´nad]
1. a single-celled protozoon or coccus.
2. a univalent radical or element.
3. in meiosis, one member of a tetrad.

mon·ad

(mon-'ad),
1. A univalent element or radical.
2. A unicellular organism.
3. In meiosis, the single chromosome derived from a tetrad after the first and second maturation divisions.
[G. monas, the number one, unity]

monad

/mon·ad/ (mon´ad)
1. a single-celled protozoan or coccus.
2. a univalent radical or element.
3. in meiosis, one member of a tetrad.

monad

(mō′năd′)
n.
1. Philosophy An indivisible, impenetrable unit of substance viewed as the basic constituent element of physical reality in the metaphysics of Leibniz.
2. Biology A single-celled microorganism, especially a flagellate protozoan formerly classified in the taxonomic group Monadina.

mo·nad′ic (mə-năd′ĭk), mo·nad′i·cal adj.
mo·nad′i·cal·ly adv.
mo′nad·ism n.

monad

[mon′ad, mō′nəd]
1 a unicellular, free-living organism.
2 a monovalent element or ion.
3 a haploid set of chromosomes in a spermatid or ootid.

mon·ad

(mō'nad)
1. A univalent element or radical.
2. A unicellular organism.
3. In meiosis, the single chromosome derived from a tetrad after the first and second maturation divisions.
[G. monas, the number one, unity]

monad

  1. any single-celled organism.
  2. a single cell resulting from meiosis (instead of a tetrad).

monad

1. a protozoon or coccus.
2. a univalent radical or element.
3. in meiosis, one member of a tetrad.
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The internal progress of a monad means the transition from ambiguous to clear notions.
The final number in this branch, the 8, indicates actual as opposed to desired return to the monad.
This is particularly so in relation to the solitary monads and the worn edges of the fragments but the wear and tear is not endowed by human handling as in a Japanese vessel.
In the ongoing debate over the appropriate size and purpose of the nuclear arsenal, abolitionists--clearly in the ascendency--make six basic arguments that would ultimately lead to creation of a nuclear monad before reaching total disarmament: (5)
Leibniz continued his promotion of exchange with China and Russia as well as of Christian reconciliation, deepened (without finishing) his research on medieval sources for the Guelph history, and published several key philosophical treatises--two pamphlets on monads and the Essays on Theodicy.
Darwin eventually gave up on the monad idea, but the tree image stuck and reappeared in a more developed form several pages further on in the notebook.
The chapters that follow pursue a fascinating zigzag path that leads us through John Mitchell's "ley lines" and Atlantis (an atemporal topos closely allied to that of /Egypt); the "reactualization" of Giordano Bruno's worldview in the work of Dame Frances Yates and the consequent "magical" aspect of her comparative methodology; a comparison of Bruno's epistemology with that of structural linguistics; a decidedly eccentric but nevertheless brilliant reading of John Dee's Hieroglyphic Monad in terms of the ritual ontology of Japanese Noh theatre ("We need a new perspective," writes Lehrich); and an account of Athanasius Kirchner as a precursor of the comparative and structural tradition.
The very concept of expression presupposes indeed some separation within the subject, and along with that a whole metaphysics of the inside and outside, of the wordless pain within the monad and the moment in which, often cathartically, that "emotion" is then projected out and externalized, as gesture or cry, as desperate communication and the outward dramatization of inward feeling.
Here, he mentions in passing the monad, but plows right over it, focusing instead on historical facts about the former sorts of items.
In turn, we too become reframed standing before its mammoth dimensions, drawn into Leibniz's "windowless," self-enclosed monad of Baroque theater, emptied of all content and detached from fixed perspective.
Because this infinite set of connections exists, a change in one monad will produce effects on all the others.