In the J programming language, there are two cases for each verb. In the monadic case, a verb takes 1 argument which is supplied to its right.

That is, if x and y are nouns and v is a verb, the code ``v y'' evokes the monadic case of v; if v is a primitive, one can find its monadic and dyadic cases in the J Dictionary.

Often, the two cases of a verb are linked by some common property in their meaning.

For example:

However, one can't always depend on the cases being so tightly linked; if unsure of the meaning of a monad, run it a few times or check a reference of some sort.

Mo*nad"ic (?), Mo*nad"ic*al (?), a.

Of, pertaining to, or like, a monad, in any of its senses. See Monad, n.

Dr. H. More.

© Webster 1913.

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