Singular meaning

sĭng'gyə-lər
Designating or of the category of number that refers to only one person or thing.
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Being the only one of a kind; unique.
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Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
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The definition of singular is something one-of-a-kind, or something that is strange or unusual in some way.

When there is only one version of something, this is an example of a situation where there would be a singular version.

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(grammar) A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.
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Exceptional; extraordinary; remarkable.

Singular beauty.

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Peculiar; strange; odd.

What a singular remark!

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Existing apart from others; separate; individual.
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A thing considered apart from all others.
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Being only one of a larger population.

A singular experiment cannot be regarded as scientific proof of the existence of a phenomenon.

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Being the only one of the kind; unique.

She has a singular personality.

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Out of the ordinary; curious.

It was very singular; I don't know why he did it.

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(grammar) Referring to only one thing or person.
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(linear algebra, of matrix) Having no inverse.
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(linear algebra, of transformation) Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.
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(set theory, of a cardinal number) Not equal to its own cofinality.
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(law) Each; individual.

To convey several parcels of land, all and singular.

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Singular is a grammar term that is defined as the form of a word used when discussing only one person.

"He" is an example of a singular pronoun.

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Being only one; individual; lone.

A singular tree in the meadow.

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The singular number or a form designating it.
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A word having a singular number.
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Being the only one of its kind; single; unique.

A singular specimen.

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Distinguished by superiority; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional.

A man of singular gravity or attainments.

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Origin of singular

  • Middle English singuler from Old French from Latin singulāris from singulus single single
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English singuler, from Old French, from Latin singularis (“alone of its kind”), from Latin singulus (“single”).
    From Wiktionary