Definitions for singular
ˈsɪŋ gyə lərsin·gu·lar
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singular, singular formadjective
the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
unusual or striking
"a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young"
curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective
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"
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
composed of one member, set, or kind
grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
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"
A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.
Being only one of a larger population.
A singular experiment cannot be regarded as scientific proof of the existence of a phenomenon.
Being the only one of the kind; unique.
Distinguished by superiority, coming across as such.
Being out of the ordinary, coming across as such.
Referring to only one thing or person.
Having no inverse.
Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: singulier, Fr. singularis, Latin.
That idea which represents one particular determinate thing is called a singular idea, whether simple, complex, or compound. Isaac Watts.
If St. Paul’s speaking of himself in the first person singular has so various meanings, his use of the first person plural has a greater latitude. John Locke.
So singular a sadness
Must have a cause as strange as the effect. John Denham, Sophy.
Doubtless, if you are innocent, your case is extremely hard, yet it is not singular. Female Quixote.
None seconded, as singular and rash. John Milton.
It is very commendable to be singular in any excellency, and religion is the greatest excellency: to be singular in anything that is wise and worthy is not a disparagement, but a praise. John Tillotson.
These busts of the emperors and empresses are all very scarce, and some of them almost singular in their kind. Addis.
Singular refers to the state or quality of being individual, unique, or separate. In grammar, it refers to a form of a word that denotes one person, thing, or instance (as opposed to plural). It also relates to something unusual or exceptional.
separate or apart from others; single; distinct
engaged in by only one on a side; single
existing by itself; single; individual
each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular
denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural
standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon
distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments
departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure
being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique
an individual instance; a particular
the singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sing′gū-lar, adj. alone: (gram.) denoting one person or thing: single: not complex or compound: standing alone, rare, unusual, uncommon: of more than common value or importance: unique, extraordinary, strange, odd: (B.) particular.—n. that which is singular: (logic) that which is not general, that which is here and now, that which is determinate in every respect.—n. Singularisā′tion.—v.t. Sing′ularise, to make singular.—ns. Sing′ularist, one who affects singularity; Singular′ity, the state of being singular: peculiarity: anything curious or remarkable: particular privilege or distinction: (math.) an exceptional element or character of a continuum.—adv. Sing′ularly, in a singular manner: peculiarly: strangely: so as to express one or the singular number. [Fr.,—L. singularis.]
The numerical value of singular in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of singular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
I am very grateful to all of you for this singular honor which I could not obtain by birth despite how many immigrant grandparents I had.
From the peak of Chimborazo (volcano) to the Pacific coast, from the Amazon rainforest to the Galapagos Islands, may you never lose the ability to thank God for what he has done and is doing for you, may you never lose the ability to protect what is small and simple, to care for your children and your elderly, to have confidence in the young, and to be constantly struck by the nobility of your people and the singular beauty of your country.
It is only the inferior thinker who hastens to explain the singular and the complex by the primitive shortcut of supernaturalism.
I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
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- صيغة المفرد, مفردArabic
- singular, únicCatalan, Valencian
- jednotné čísloCzech
- singulär, Einzahl, einzigartig, einzeln, ungewöhnlichGerman
- singular, únicoSpanish
- mittepööratav, ainsusEstonian
- yksiköllinen, kummallinen, omituinen, merkillinen, erinomainen, uniikki, ainutlaatuinen, singulaarinen, harvinainen, tavaton, yksittäinen, yksikköFinnish
- ientalWestern Frisian
- եզակի, եզակի թիվArmenian
- eintala, et.Icelandic
- 風変わり, 単数形, 奇妙, 希有, 非凡, 単一, 無二, 単称, 単数の, 唯一Japanese
- ганц тооMongolian
- enig, ongewoon, opmerkelijke, opmerkelijk, uitzonderlijk, enige, enkelvoudige, enkelvoudig, enkelvoudDutch
- enkelt, einstaka, einskildNorwegian Nynorsk
- łah jidiltʼéhígo, tʼááłáʼígoNavajo, Navaho
- osobliwy, osobliwa, nieodwracalna, liczba pojedynczaPolish
- único, simples, singularPortuguese
- единственное число, единственныйRussian
- необичан, osobit, jedini, једини, поједини, neobičan, pojedini, особит, jednina, једнинаSerbo-Croatian
- jednotné číslo, singulárSlovak
- njëjës, numri njëjësAlbanian
- säregen, egendomlig, singular, unik, ensam, enstaka, besynnerlig, utmärkt, enastående, singularis, entalSwedish
- balnum, balnumikVolapük
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