noun, plural sin·gu·lar·i·ties for 2–4.
Origin of singularity
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|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
This is technology that deals with the developments that are promised to come once we reach the singularity.
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’|Sam Harris|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
France, in particular, clung to the Gaullist illusion of its singularity and remained aloof to close trans-Atlantic ties.
Haredale, my dear friend, pardon me if I think you are not sufficiently impressed with its singularity.Barnaby Rudge|Charles Dickens
Among these is one on the tomb of a smith, which on account of its singularity, I here copy and send you.Travels in England in 1782|Charles P. Moritz
It is true that all who knew him remarked the singularity of his habits.The Widow Lerouge|Emile Gaboriau
My reflections were naturally suggested by the singularity of this echo.Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist|Charles Brockden Brown
It was in the same place I observed a singularity, which I submit to the understanding of my readers.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
British Dictionary definitions for singularity
noun plural -ties
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.