extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional:
a singular success.
unusual or strange; odd; different:
being the only one of its kind; distinctive; unique:
a singular example.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number found in many languages that indicates that a word form has one referent or denotes one person, place, thing, or instance, as English boy and thing, which are singular nouns, or goes, a singular form of the verb go.
Compare dual (def 4), plural (def 4).
of or relating to something individual, specific, or not general.
(of a proposition) containing no quantifiers, as “Socrates was mortal.”.
of or relating to a linear transformation from a vector space to itself that is not one-to-one.
of or relating to a matrix having a determinant equal to zero.
the singular number.
a form in the singular.
remarkable; exceptional; extraordinary: a singular feat
unusual; odd: a singular character
denoting a word or an inflected form of a word indicating that not more than one referent is being referred to or described
(logic) of or referring to a specific thing or person as opposed to something general
the singular number
a singular form of a word
In nouns, pronouns, and verbs, the grammatical form that refers to only one thing. In the following sentence, the singular words are italicized: “The police officer stops anyone who crosses before the light changes.” (Compare plural; see agreement.)
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
noun 1. a grammatical form or construction that expresses a singular entity or indicates that an individual is singled out from a group, especially as opposed to a collective noun, as snowflake as opposed to snow. adjective 2. noting or pertaining to such a form or construction.
noun, Mathematics. 1. hyperbolic, sine. noun 1. hyperbolic sine; a hyperbolic function, sinh z = 1/2(ez – e–z), related to sine by the expression sinh iz = i sin z, where i = √–1 sinh Abbreviation of hyperbolic sine sinh hyperbolic sine