# singularity

[ sing-gyuh-lar-i-tee ]

/ ˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti /

### noun, plural sin·gu·lar·i·ties 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.

## Words nearby singularity

singly, singsong, singspiel, singular, singular point, singularity, singularize, singulary, singulative, singultus, sinh

## Origin of singularity

## OTHER WORDS FROM singularity

non·sin·gu·lar·i·ty, noun, plural non·sin·gu·lar·i·ties.Dictionary.com Unabridged
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## British Dictionary definitions for singularity

singularity

/ (ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ) /

### noun plural -ties

the state, fact, or quality of being singular

something distinguishing a person or thing from others

something remarkable or unusual

maths

- a point at which a function is not differentiable although it is differentiable in a neighbourhood of that pointSee also pole 2 (def. 4)
- another word for discontinuity

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

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## Scientific definitions for singularity

singularity

[ sĭng′gyə-lăr′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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