What does singularity mean?

Definitions for singularity
ˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ tisin·gu·lar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. singularity, uniquenessnoun

    the quality of being one of a kind

    "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"

  2. singularitynoun

    strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual


  1. singularitynoun

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

  2. singularitynoun

    a point where all parallel lines meet

  3. singularitynoun

    a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value

  4. singularitynoun

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

  5. singularitynoun

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

  6. singularitynoun

    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. Etymology: From singularite, from singularitas, from singularis; see singular.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Singularitynoun

    Etymology: singularite, Fr. from singular.

    Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth corn. Walter Raleigh.

    Though, according to the practice of the world, it be singular for men thoroughly to live up to the principles of their religion, yet singularity in this matter is a singular commendation of it. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument: it is not unlike a violin. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Your gallery
    Have we pass’d through, not without much content
    In many singularities; but we saw not
    That which my daughter came to look upon,
    The statue of her mother. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    St. Gregory, being himself a bishop of Rome, and writing against the title of universal bishop, saith thus: none of all my predecessors ever consented to use this ungodly title; no bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity. Richard Hooker.

    The spirit of singularity in a few ought to give place to publick judgment. Richard Hooker.

    Singularity in sin puts it out of fashion, since to be alone in any practice seems to make the judgment of the world against it; but the concurrence of others is a tacit approbation of that in which they concur. South.


  1. singularity

    In a general context, singularity refers to a point at which a function, space, or equation becomes undefined, infinite or exhibits some form of extreme behavior. The term is widely used in various fields such as mathematics, science, and technology. For example, in physics, a black hole is often described as a singularity due to its extreme gravitational pull. In technology, the term "technological singularity" describes a hypothetical future point in time when technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singularitynoun

    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. Singularitynoun

    anything singular, rare, or curious

  3. Singularitynoun

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

  4. Singularitynoun


  5. Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of singularity in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Treva Lindsey:

    You can have an endless number of mediocre and less than mediocre male rappers and they're not pitted against each other in that way, [But] there's this pitting of women against each other that happens. And this singularity that we've come to expect that is deeply rooted in the patriarchy of society, which is manifested in hip-hop as well.

  5. 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.

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  • التفردArabic
  • singularitaCzech
  • Eigenartigkeit, Singularität, EigenheitGerman
  • ανωμαλία, ιδιομορφίαGreek
  • singularidadSpanish
  • singulaarsusEstonian
  • omituisuus, erikoisuus, singulariteetti, erikoispisteFinnish
  • point, singularitéFrench
  • szingularitásHungarian
  • singolaritàItalian
  • 単独性, 奇妙, 単一性, 風変わり, 非凡, 特異性, 特異点, 希有Japanese
  • 특이Korean
  • singularitateLatin
  • bijzonderheid, singulariteit, vluchtpuntDutch
  • osobliwośćPolish
  • singularidadePortuguese
  • punct de întâlnire, singularitateRomanian
  • самобытность, сингулярность, своеобразиеRussian
  • singularnost, samosvojost, drugačnostSlovene
  • singularitetSwedish
  • انفرادیتUrdu

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