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

noun Philosophy.

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

mon·ad·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monadology


monadology (ˌmɒnəˈdɒlədʒɪ, ˌməʊ-)

/ (ˈmɒnəˌdɪzəm, ˈməʊ-) /


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

Derived Forms

monadistic, adjective
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