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Definition of Monad

Monad

  1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
  2. 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. One of the smallest flangellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera.
  4. A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid.
  5. An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen.

Monad Quotations

For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way in which one can be dependent on another.
Gottfried Leibniz

The soul is so far from being a monad that we have not only to interpret other souls to ourself but to interpret ourself to ourself.
T. S. Eliot

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

It can have its effect only through the intervention of God, inasmuch as in the ideas of God a monad rightly demands that God, in regulating the rest from the beginning of things, should have regard to itself.
Gottfried Leibniz

But in simple substances the influence of one monad over another is ideal only.
Gottfried Leibniz
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