Monad vs Nonad - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between monad and nonad

is that monad is an ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible while nonad is a collection, or series of nine things.

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monad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
  • (mathematics, computing) A monoid in the category of endofunctors.
  • A single individual (such as a pollen grain) that is free from others, not united in a group.
  • See also

    * ("monad" on Wikipedia) * dyad * triad

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    nonad

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a collection, or series of nine things
  • Derived terms

    * nonadic

    Usage notes

    *True nonads seem to be rare. Most collections of nine things are actually triads of triads. *Also the name of a photographic filter used for astronomy, meaning "no Sodium D-line", where Sodium has the symbol Na, from the Latin natrium .

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