- Brit. a man's undershirt, esp. a sleeveless one
- Austral., N.Z. a short-sleeved or sleeveless knit top, as a T-shirt or tank top
- any single thing that usually exists in combination; specif., an atom that is freed from combination by being raised to a higher energy level, as an atom of oxygen in a cell excited by a laser or sunlight, that becomes destructive
Origin: from single, modeled on doublet
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- Chiefly British A man's jersey undershirt.
- Physics A multiplet with a single member.