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(chemistry) an atom having a valence of one

a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive

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(biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)

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Pippin points out that Hegel treats the project of human self-knowledge as a matter of Geisfs "actuality," its historical and social development: Hegel discusses consciousness as a "negation" of the world's independence and otherness, specifies the distinctive character of desire that counts as "self- consciousness," assembles the central, minimal elements of genuinely human sociality among self-conscious beings, and is interested in a self-relation in relation to objects (we cannot treat as satisfactory any picture of a monadically conceived self-conscious desiring consciousness).
25) The tests were accomplished in individual booths lightened with a fluorescent white lamp, and the samples were monadically presented in 50mL plastic cups labeled with a 3-digit code, at a temperature of about 17[degrees]C.
But in the First Outline disease "must be recovered in an appendix," as something the text has not assimilated, but must develop monadically, in a section of its own, to give it its own freedom.
In the Ameritest commercial pre-test system, each advertisement was tested monadically among a sample of 125 consumers drawn from female heads of household aged 18 to 54, recruited by mall intercept, with demographic quotas balanced to census.
The flow of official documents among administrative authorities and the monadically encapsulated consciousness of a Robinson Crusoe provide the guiding images for the conceptual uncoupling of the social and psychic systems, according to which the one is supposedly based solely on communication and the other solely on consciousness.