monadism

[ mon-uh-diz-uh m, moh-nad-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌdɪz əm, ˈmoʊ nædˌɪz əm /
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noun Philosophy.

the doctrine of monads as ultimate units of being.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy of Leibniz.

Nearby words

  1. monaco,
  2. monad,
  3. monadelphous,
  4. monades,
  5. monadic,
  6. monadnock,
  7. monadology,
  8. monaghan,
  9. monal,
  10. monandrous

Also mon·ad·ol·o·gy [mon-uh-dol-uh-jee, moh-na‐] /ˌmɒn əˈdɒl ə dʒi, ˌmoʊ næ‐/.

Origin of monadism

First recorded in 1870–75; monad + -ism

Related formsmon·ad·is·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for monadism

monadism

monadology (ˌmɒnəˈdɒlədʒɪ, ˌməʊ-)

/ (ˈmɒnəˌdɪzəm, ˈməʊ-) /

noun

(esp in the writings of Leibnitz) the philosophical doctrine that monads are the ultimate units of reality
Derived Formsmonadistic, adjective

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