What does singularity mean?

Definitions for singularityˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word singularity.

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


  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)


  5. Origin: [L. singularitas: cf. F. singularit.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of singularity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of singularity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean Genet:

    Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.

  2. Jeremy Taylor:

    A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.

  3. Marcelino Castro:

    It's possible to share services between Spain and Catalonia and also respect its singularity... Maybe it's now time to review its competences.

  4. John Keats:

    Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    In thy apparel avoid singularity, profuseness, and gaudiness. Be not too early in the fashion, nor too late. Decency is half way between affectation and neglect. The body is the shell of the soul, apparel is the husk of that shell; the husk often tells you what the kernel is.

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Translations for singularity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • singularitaCzech
  • Singularität, Eigenheit, EigenartigkeitGerman
  • ανωμαλία, ιδιομορφίαGreek
  • singularidadSpanish
  • singulaarsusEstonian
  • erikoispiste, singulariteetti, omituisuus, erikoisuusFinnish
  • point, singularitéFrench
  • szingularitásHungarian
  • singolaritàItalian
  • 希有, 特異点, 非凡, 特異性, 風変わり, 単一性, 奇妙, 単独性Japanese
  • singularitateLatin
  • singulariteit, bijzonderheid, vluchtpuntDutch
  • osobliwośćPolish
  • singularidadePortuguese
  • singularitate, punct de întâlnireRomanian
  • сингулярность, своеобразие, самобытностьRussian
  • singularnost, drugačnost, samosvojostSlovene
  • singularitetSwedish

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