Of or relating to a linguistic form or construction that expresses a singular entity, often as opposed to a collective, such as rice-grain as opposed to rice.
A singulative form or construction.
Origin of singulativeFrench singulatif from Latin singillātim, singulātim one at a time, singly from singulus single ; see single .
- (grammar) A singulative form or construction.
- The singulative of "cattle" is "a head of cattle".
- The singulative of "scissors" is "a pair of scissors".