- the condition or quality of being singular
- a unique, distinct, or peculiar feature or thing
- Physics a point or region at the center of a black hole, where, it is theorized, the force of gravity compresses an object such that it has infinite density and almost no volume
Origin of singularityMiddle English singularite from Old French from Late Latin singularitas
- The quality or condition of being singular.
- A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
- Something uncommon or unusual.
- a. often Singularity Computers A hypothetical future point in time when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and be able to self-replicate and improve itself autonomously.b. Astronomy & Physics A point in space-time, such as a black hole, at which matter has infinite density and infinitesimal volume and the curvature of space-time is infinite. Also called gravitational singularity .c. Mathematics A point at which the derivative does not exist for a given function but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative exists. Also called singular point .
(countable and uncountable, plural singularities)
- the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual
- a point where all parallel lines meet
- a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
- (mathematics) the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist
- (physics) a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with black holes
- 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.
- Bishop Pearson
- Catholicism [...] must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.
singularity - Computer Definition
(1) See technology singularity.
(2) (Singularity) An experimental operating system from Microsoft for the x86 platform written almost entirely in C#, a .NET managed code language. Released in 2007, Singularity is a non-Windows research project. Like Windows, there is only one address space, but for security and crash protection, it runs each OS or application process in an environment called a "software-isolated process" (SIP). Unlike other OS architectures, SIPs and the interprocess communications between them are analyzed for compliance at compile time. In addition, when a program is installed, it must include a manifest of its actions that comply with certain rules. For more information, visit http://research.microsoft.com/os/singularity.