# Singularity

**noun**, plural singularities for 2–4.

1.

the state, fact, or quality of being singular.

2.

a singular, unusual, or unique quality; peculiarity.

3.

Mathematics. singular point.

4.

Astronomy. (in general relativity) the mathematical representation of a black hole.

**noun** (pl) -ties

1.

the state, fact, or quality of being singular

2.

something distinguishing a person or thing from others

3.

something remarkable or unusual

4.

(maths)

a point at which a function is not differentiable although it is differentiable in a neighbourhood of that point See also pole2 (sense 4)

another word for discontinuity

5.

(astronomy) a hypothetical point in space-time at which matter is infinitely compressed to infinitesimal volume

singularity

(sĭng’gyə-lār’ĭ-tē)

A point of infinite density and infinitesimal volume, at which space and time become infinitely distorted according to the theory of General Relativity. According to the big bang theory, a gravitational singularity existed at the beginning of the universe. Singularities are also believed to exist at the center of black holes.

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.

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