Origin of singularity
Related Wordsparticularity, uniqueness, strangeness, oddity, peculiarity, aberration, anomaly, quirk, foible, nonconformity, abnormality, idiosyncrasy, kink, caprice, quirkiness, irregularity, weirdness, oddness, queerness, whimsicality
Examples from the Web for singularity
The effect of the singularity not on an AI, but on an actual human mind—a mind that has been uploaded.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon
April 17, 2014
The singularity as well as the high level of quality of their collections particularly impressed the experts.#Belfie Queen Goes High-Fashion; LVMH Announces Young Designer Finalists
The Fashion Beast Team
March 13, 2014
This is technology that deals with the developments that are promised to come once we reach the singularity.Nerdiness from Noah: Alpha Centauri
March 29, 2013
Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and CEO of the X Prize Foundation and cofounder and chairman of Singularity University.The World Is Getting Better, Argues New Book, ‘Abundance’
February 21, 2012
France, in particular, clung to the Gaullist illusion of its singularity and remained aloof to close trans-Atlantic ties.My Sober Celebration With Nixon
Peter G. Peterson
June 12, 2009
The singularity that struck me most about her ladyship was her indifference to flattery.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Critical as the position was, Amuba could not help remarking on the singularity of the scene.The Cat of Bubastes
G. A. Henty
This singularity must be accounted for by other causes than their want of merit.The Poetical Works of William Collins
Still, she was remarkable less for her costume than for the singularity of her charms.
Surely the singularity of that device I do not well comprehend.The Discovery of Guiana
Sir Walter Raleigh
- the state, fact, or quality of being singular
- something distinguishing a person or thing from others
- something remarkable or unusual
- astronomy a hypothetical point in space-time at which matter is infinitely compressed to infinitesimal volume
Word Origin and History for singularity
c.1400, "unusual behavior," also "singleness of aim or purpose," from Old French singulerte "peculiarity" (12c., Modern French singularité) or directly from Late Latin singularitatem (nominative singularitas) "a being alone," from singularis (see singular (adj.)). Meaning "fact of being different from others" is c.1500. Mathematical sense of "point at which a function takes an infinite value" is from 1893. Astronomical use is from 1965.
- 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.