Nonad vs Polyad - What's the difference?

nonad | polyad |

Nonad is a see also of polyad.


As nouns the difference between nonad and polyad

is that nonad is a collection, or series of nine things while polyad is a group consisting of an indeterminate number of things or people.

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 .

    Anagrams

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    polyad

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia polyad) (en noun)
  • A group consisting of an indeterminate number of things or people.
  • See also

    * monad * dyad * triad * tetrad * pentad * hexad * heptad * octad * nonad * decad * See also