Definitions for singularˈsɪŋ gyə lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sin•gu•larˈsɪŋ gyə lər(adj.)

  1. extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional:

    a singular success.

  2. unusual or strange; odd; different:

    singular behavior.

  3. being the only one of its kind; unique:

    a singular example.

  4. separate; individual.

  5. of or belonging to the grammatical category of number used to indicate that a word has one referent or denotes one person, place, thing, or instance, as child,it, or


    Category: Grammar

  6. Logic. of or pertaining to something individual, specific, or not general. (of a proposition) containing no quantifiers.

    Category: Philosphy

  7. (n.)the singular number.

    Category: Grammar

  8. a word or other form in the singular.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Abbr.: sing. 2

Origin of singular:

1300–50; < L singulāris. See single , -ar1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. singular, singular form(adj)

    the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

  2. remarkable, singular(adj)

    unusual or striking

    "a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young"

  3. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

  4. singular(adj)

    being a single and separate person or thing

    "can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"; "every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James

  5. singular(adj)

    composed of one member, set, or kind

  6. singular(adj)

    grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit

  7. singular, unique(adj)

    the single one of its kind

    "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. singular(noun)ˈsɪŋ gyə lər

    the form of a word that refers to one person or thing

    The singular of "data" is "datum."; a singular noun/verb


  1. singular(Noun)

    A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.

  2. singular(Adjective)

    Being only one of a larger population.

    A singular experiment cannot be regarded as scientific proof of the existence of a phenomenon.

  3. singular(Adjective)

    Being the only one of the kind; unique.

  4. singular(Adjective)

    Distinguished by superiority, coming across as such.

  5. singular(Adjective)

    Being out of the ordinary, coming across as such.

  6. singular(Adjective)

    Referring to only one thing or person.

  7. singular(Adjective)

    Having no inverse.

  8. singular(Adjective)

    Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singular(adj)

    separate or apart from others; single; distinct

  2. Singular(adj)

    engaged in by only one on a side; single

  3. Singular(adj)

    existing by itself; single; individual

  4. Singular(adj)

    each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular

  5. Singular(adj)

    denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural

  6. Singular(adj)

    standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon

  7. Singular(adj)

    distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments

  8. Singular(adj)

    departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure

  9. Singular(adj)

    being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique

  10. Singular(noun)

    an individual instance; a particular

  11. Singular(noun)

    the singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number


  1. Singular

    Singular is a computer algebra system for polynomial computations with special emphasis on the needs of commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory. Singular is free software released under the GNU General Public License. Problems in non-commutative algebra can be tackled with the Singular offspring Plural. Singular is developed under the direction of Wolfram Decker, Gert-Martin Greuel, Gerhard Pfister, and Hans Schönemann, who head Singular's core development team within the Department of Mathematics of the University of Kaiserslautern. In the DFG Priority Program 1489, interfaces to GAP, Polymake and Gfan are being developed in order to cover recently established areas of mathematics involving convex and algebraic geometry, such as toric and tropical geometry.

Anagrams of singular

  1. railguns, rail guns

  2. Rail guns

  3. Railguns

Translations for singular

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also adjective) (in) the form of a word which expresses only one

`Foot' is the singular of `feet'; a singular noun/verb; The noun `foot' is singular.

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