[mon-ad, moh-nad]

Monad may refer to:

In philosophy:

  • Monad (symbol) a term used by ancient philosophers Pythagoras, Parmenides, Xenophanes, Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus as a term for God or the first being, or the totality of all being.
  • Monism, the concept of "one essence" in the metaphysical and theological theory
  • Monad (Gnosticism), the most primal aspect of God in Gnosticism
  • Monadology, a book of philosophy by Gottfried Leibniz in which monads are a basic unit of perceptual reality
  • Monadologia Physica by Immanuel Kant
  • The Cup or Monad, a text in the Corpus Hermetica

In mathematics and computer science:

In music:

  • Monad (music), a single note, in contradistinction to a dyad, triad, tetrad, etc

In proper names and popular culture:

  • Monad (Technocracy), the symbol of Technocracy Incorporated and the Technocratic movement of North America
  • Windows PowerShell, a command line interface for Microsoft Windows code-named "Monad"
  • Xmonad, a window manager for the X Window System
  • John Monad, title character of the television series John from Cincinnati

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