- (abbreviation): sg.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋɡjəlɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə/
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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.
- Being the only one of the kind; unique.
- She has a singular personality.
- These busts of the emperors and empresses are all very scarce, and some of them almost singular in their kind.
- And God forbid that all a company / Should rue a singular man's folly.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- Distinguished by superiority; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional.
- a man of singular gravity or attainments
- Out of the ordinary; curious.
- It was very singular; I don't know why he did it.
- So singular a sadness / Must have a cause as strange as the effect.
- His zeal / None seconded, as out of season judged, / Or singular and rash.
- (grammar) Referring to only one thing or person.
- (linear algebra, of matrix) Having no inverse.
- (linear algebra, of transformation) Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.
- (set theory, of a cardinal number) Not equal to its own cofinality.
- (law) Each; individual.
- to convey several parcels of land, all and singular
- (obsolete) Engaged in by only one on a side; single.
- to try the matter thus together in a singular combat
- (being only one): individual
- (being the only one of a kind): unique
- (distinguished by superiority): exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable
- (being out of the ordinary): curious, eccentric, funny, odd, peculiar, strange, rum, rummy, unusual
- (linear algebra: of matrix: having no inverse): non-invertible
- (grammar: referring to only one thing): plural
- (linear algebra: of matrix: having no inverse): invertible, non-singular
being only one of larger population
being the only one of a kind
distinguished by superiority
being out of the ordinary
grammar: referring to only one thing
linear algebra: of matrix: having no inverse
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singular (plural singulars)
- (grammar) A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.
- (grammar: form of a word that refers to only one thing): plural
grammar: form of a word that refers to only one thing
- (grammatical numbers) grammatical number; singular, dual, trial, quadral, paucal, plural
- singular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- singular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- singular at OneLook Dictionary Search
singular (masculine and feminine plural singulars)
singular m, f (plural singulares)
- (one of a kind): único
singular m (plural singulares)
sȉngulār m (Cyrillic spelling си̏нгула̄р)
Declension of singular