- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR singular
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Origin of singular
OTHER WORDS FROM singular
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH singularsingle, singular
Words nearby singular
How to use singular in a sentence
Humans reinvented a way to directly capture energy from the sun—previously the singular achievement of photosynthetic organisms.
One crucial aspect from this point of view is having personal account managers and being able to continually check the status of your campaign with a singular point of contact.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s)|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
What struck me immediately was his willingness to invent a new, singular model, freeing himself from the usual constraints of the fashion system.Kerby Jean-Raymond Launch ‘Your Friends In New York’|Nandi Howard|September 11, 2020|Essence.com
The problem is that political parties are not singular entities capable of easily changing course.
Maggie Curran says Belkin International’s approach is to view each component of a brand’s Amazon presence as part of the total, singular story the brand tells via Amazon, not just a driver of one-off sales.Deep Dive: How to master Amazon advertising in the new normal|Digiday|July 29, 2020|Digiday
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her single and singular goal in every case is to pursue justice as determined by the law.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The singular author Don Carpenter took his own life in 1995.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving|Louis B. Jones|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The entire city can seem like a singular monument to his decades in office.
Eastwood is a singular screen presence, and he can be electrifying in the right role.‘Jersey Boys’ Proves Clint Eastwood is Hollywood’s Most Overrated Director|Andrew Romano|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She gave details of the singular mood that had come upon her with the arrival of Tony, but Tom hardly heard her.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
It does not appear, however, that any special significance is attached to this singular fancy.
The nuts are cut into thin slices and wrapped in the leaves of a singular plant called buyo.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
He turned, and rose: a tall, slight gentleman, with a singular countenance that startled her.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The fate of the royal family after this defeat was extremely singular and distressing.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for singular
- the singular number
- a singular form of a word
Derived forms of singularsingularly, adverbsingularness, noun
Word Origin for singular
Cultural definitions for singular
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.)