monad monad  /ˈmoʊ næd/


  1. (n) (chemistry) an atom having a valence of one
  2. (n) a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
  3. (n) (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)


  • There she found another "bantling of fate," whose Nordic features suggested that he was an atavism, or at least a primeval anachronism; in any case, a monad.
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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /