What does singular mean?

Definitions for singular
ˈsɪŋ gyə lərsin·gu·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. singular, singular formadjective

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

  2. remarkable, singularadjective

    unusual or striking

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

  3. 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"

  4. singularadjective

    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. singularadjective

    composed of one member, set, or kind

  6. singularadjective

    grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit

  7. singular, uniqueadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. singularnoun

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

  2. singularadjective

    Being only one of a larger population.

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

  3. singularadjective

    Being the only one of the kind; unique.

  4. singularadjective

    Distinguished by superiority, coming across as such.

  5. singularadjective

    Being out of the ordinary, coming across as such.

  6. singularadjective

    Referring to only one thing or person.

  7. singularadjective

    Having no inverse.

  8. singularadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singularadjective

    separate or apart from others; single; distinct

  2. Singularadjective

    engaged in by only one on a side; single

  3. Singularadjective

    existing by itself; single; individual

  4. Singularadjective

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

  5. Singularadjective

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

  6. Singularadjective

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

  7. Singularadjective

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

  8. Singularadjective

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

  9. Singularadjective

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

  10. Singularnoun

    an individual instance; a particular

  11. Singularnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Singular

    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.]

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  1. railguns, rail guns

  2. Rail guns

  3. Railguns

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of singular in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of singular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of singular in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    If you're looking for the big guy on the stage, talking in the first-person, singular, 'I, I, I, me, me, me it's all about me,' I'm not good at that.

  2. Utah John Krasinski:

    I promised myself I wanted to do a movie that would be singular to my story telling, but if I did it, it would have to be something that I would have a take on that no one else would have, so I was really proud of this job, but to me it was all about the story. I think Jim [Strouse] wrote a really realistic and a very honest take on what family is… He writes real honest people and real honest situations that you have to live through, and that’s what life is. Life isn't simple and predictable; it’s actually very messy.

  3. Oliver Sacks:

    Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us -- through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations, biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives -- we are each of us unique.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    We're here for a singular purpose today. To make clear that Texas is going to protect the oil and gas industry from any type of hostile attack launched from Washington, D.C..

  5. Ken Burns:

    We're in an age when everybody wants to suggest that we should separate and go back to some pure, singular American thing, it never existed. We've always been a mutt. We've always been a mongrel. And if you try to say that country music is identified more with that, you're already in trouble because it's just not true.

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  • صيغة المفرد, مفردArabic
  • singular, únicCatalan, Valencian
  • senggolåtChamorro
  • jednotné čísloCzech
  • entalDanish
  • singulär, Einzahl, einzigartig, einzeln, ungewöhnlichGerman
  • ununombraEsperanto
  • singular, únicoSpanish
  • mittepööratav, ainsusEstonian
  • yksiköllinen, kummallinen, omituinen, merkillinen, erinomainen, uniikki, ainutlaatuinen, singulaarinen, harvinainen, tavaton, yksittäinen, yksikköFinnish
  • singulierFrench
  • ientalWestern Frisian
  • egyesHungarian
  • եզակի, եզակի թիվArmenian
  • eintala, et.Icelandic
  • singolareItalian
  • 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
  • singularisLatin
  • ганц тооMongolian
  • enkeltNorwegian
  • 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
  • sapaQuechua
  • 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
  • ఏకవచనముTelugu
  • tekilTurkish
  • balnum, balnumikVolapük

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