Definition of monad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒnæd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnæd//
; BrE BrE//ˈməʊnæd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊnæd//
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a single simple thing that cannot be divided, for example an atom or a person Word Originearly 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek monas, monad- ‘unit’, from monos ‘alone’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monad