Every verb has two definitions: a dyad used when it has both a left and right argument, and a monad used when it has only a right argument. The two definitions are usually related, as in - with a dyad definition of minus and a monad definition of negate.
5 - 3 2 - 7 _7
The dyad is also referred to as the dyadic case of the verb and the monad is referred to as the monadic case of the verb. The term ambivalence is used in the chemical sense of both valences to indicate that a verb can react with both a single argument and with two arguments.
Remember: The vast majority of verbs have both a monad and dyad definition.
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