Definitions for singularityˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sin•gu•lar•i•tyˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state, fact, or quality of being singular.

  2. a singular, unusual, or unique quality or thing; peculiarity.

  3. a point at which a mathematical function of real or complex variables is not differentiable or analytic.

    Category: Math

  4. a region of infinite density, as in a black hole.

    Category: Physics, Astronomy

Origin of singularity:

1300–50; < LL singulāritās. See singular , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. singularity, uniqueness(noun)

    the quality of being one of a kind

    "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"

  2. singularity(noun)

    strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual

Wiktionary

  1. singularity(Noun)

    the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual

  2. singularity(Noun)

    a point where all parallel lines meet

  3. singularity(Noun)

    a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value

  4. singularity(Noun)

    the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist

  5. singularity(Noun)

    a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with black holes

  6. singularity(Noun)

    A proposed point in the technological future at which artificial intelligences become capable of augmenting and improving themselves, leading to an explosive growth in intelligence.

  7. Origin: From singularite, from singularitas, from singularis; see singular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singularity(noun)

    the quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity

  2. Singularity(noun)

    anything singular, rare, or curious

  3. Singularity(noun)

    possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction

  4. Singularity(noun)

    celibacy

Freebase

  1. Singularity

    Singularity is an experimental operating system built by Microsoft Research between 2003 and 2010. It was designed as a highly-dependable OS in which the kernel, device drivers, and applications are all written in managed code.

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