noun, plural singularities for 2–4.
the state, fact, or quality of being singular.
a singular, unusual, or unique quality; peculiarity.
Mathematics. singular point.
Astronomy. (in general relativity) the mathematical representation of a black hole.
noun (pl) -ties
the state, fact, or quality of being singular
something distinguishing a person or thing from others
something remarkable or unusual
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
(astronomy) a hypothetical point in space-time at which matter is infinitely compressed to infinitesimal volume
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.
verb (used with object), singularized, singularizing. 1. to make singular. verb (transitive) 1. to make (a word, etc) singular 2. to make conspicuous
adjective 1. extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional: a singular success. 2. unusual or strange; odd; different: singular behavior. 3. being the only one of its kind; distinctive; unique: a singular example. 4. separate; individual. 5. Grammar. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number found in many languages that indicates that a word form […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a point at which a given function of a complex variable has no derivative but of which every neighborhood contains points at which the function has derivatives.
adjective 1. (logic, maths) (of an operator) monadic