monas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monas a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Leonardo Da Vinci never signed or dated his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa
    • n Monas (Zoöl) A genus of minute flagellate Infusoria of which there are many species, both free and attached. See Illust. under Monad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The man who commissioned the Mona Lisa refused it.
    • n monas A monad; a monadiform infusorian.
    • n monas [capitalized] The typical genus of Monadidæ. M. lens is an example.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Mona Lisa, by daVinci, is 2'6" by 1'9".
    • n Monas a monad: a monadiform infusorian
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
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    “Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Monad
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. monas, -adis—Gr. monas, -ados, a unit—monos, alone.

Usage

In literature:

They were standing for the Mona passage.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Mona did not seem to notice her but went on.
"Hollowmell" by E.R. Burden
The Mona Lisa smile comes over her lips when I question her about this one or that.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
I hate it most on 'Mona's account.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Humanity may be divided into three classes: those who, having seen, adore, those who tolerate, and those who detest Mona Lisa.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
By GRAHAM TRAVERS, author of "Mona Maclean, Medical Student," "Fellow Travellers," etc.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Mona Parbury was her only "bosom" friend.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
He hurried on the work, and sent his lighter ships to watch the Windward and Mona Passages.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The jagged recesses of the Mona valley were dark with shadow.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
There was a Mona Lisa smile on his rugged face.
"The Big Tomorrow" by Paul Lohrman
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In poetry:

Visions that elude for ever,
As the silent years depart,
Some unhappy ones and weary,--
Mona Lisas of the heart.
"Mona Lisa" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Poet fancies crowd the spirit,
We would print upon the scroll--
But that perfect utterance faileth--
Mona Lisas of the
"Mona Lisa" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Of the countless throng around me
Each hath labors like to thine,
Each, methinks, some Mona Lisa
In his spirit's inmost shrine.
"Mona Lisa" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Boastful words of Aemilianus Monae.
Did he ever build this panoply?
In any case, he did not wear it much.
He died in Sicily, at the age of twenty-seven .
"Aemilianus Monae, Alexandrian, 628 - 655 A.D." by Constantine P Cavafy
‘Lo, Ginger . . . ‘lo, Mike . . .
Where you been this long while
Since you an’ me was in the ol’ Mona’s Isle? . . .
Oh, jus’ moseyin’ around like. . . .
"Wapping: Conversation Piece" by Cicely Fox Smith
That beauteous island of North Wales,
(Fann'd by the cooling western gales,)
By ancients "Mona" called,
I next propose: here Druid sires
Oft kindled superstition's fires;
By her strong hand enthrall'd.
"Enigma XXII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Graveside services will be held at 10 am Friday, Oct 19, 2012 at Trinity Memorial Park with Mona Lou Tonn officiating.
Archaeologists may have unearthed skull of ' Mona Lisa.
Putting a face on the ' Mona Lisa' smile.
Researchers hope to uncover who's behind the ' Mona Lisa' smile.
Researchers Hope To Find What's Behind the Smile of " Mona Lisa".
Grand Haven hockey falls to Mona Shores.
Grand Haven's varsity hockey team suffered a 5-1 loss to rival Mona Shores on Wednesday at The Edge Ice Arena in Holland.
The Zeeland girls bowling team took second at the Mona Shores Bowling Kick-Off Classic.
Zeeland lost 331-302 to Mona Shores in the finals.
WESTERNPORT — John " Mona " A.
As per Mona 's request, no funeral services will be held.
Mona (Marcell) Sundvall, 67, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
FAIRMOUNT CITY — Mona M Lockwood, 90, of Fairmount City, died Tuesday morning, Oct 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Clarion.
Edwin and Mona Steffen, Cunningham, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Oct 9.
Edwin Steffen and Mona Wilcox were married Oct 9, 1947, at the home of the bride's parents in Cunningham.
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In science:

Bertorelle G, Benazzo A, Mona S: ABC as a flexible framework to estimate demography over space and time: some cons, many pros.
abc: an R package for Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC)
For instance, pushdown graphs, equational graphs, and pre fix recognizable graphs have a decidable mona dic second-order theory and for the former two the isomorphism problem is known to be decidable [Cou89] (for pre fix recognizable graphs the status of the isomorphism pro blem seems to be open).
The Isomorphism Problem for omega-Automatic Trees
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