monad

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From Latin monas (from Ancient Greek μονάς (monás), from μόνος (mónos), from Proto-Indo-European *men-) +‎ -ad.

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monad (plural monads)

  1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
  2. (botany) A single individual (such as a pollen grain) that is free from others, not united in a group.
  3. (mathematics, computing) A monoid object in the category of endofunctors of a fixed category.

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