- 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.
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Origin of singular
SYNONYMS FOR singular
OTHER WORDS FROM singular
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH singularsingle singular
Words nearby singular
Example sentences from the Web for singularly
Today that singularly revered profession is actually many jobs rolled into one.
The first photos from the far side of the Moon are singularly unimpressive to modern eyes.
This was set aside for the moment, now that a man with a knife had committed something so singularly horrific.This Brooklyn 6-Year-Old’s Murderer Is Still on the Loose|Michael Daly|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York Times Book critic Eliot Fremont-Smith agreed in his review, calling Barbie, “singularly offensive.”
Professional sports has a singularly unheroic and uninspiring precedent for treating those with a medical problem.Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?|Kent Sepkowitz|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Singularly, the men who most despise women are the ones who seek to have her applause.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
Descending toward the left, we approach one of the most singularly beautiful groups of stalactites in this apartment.Bancroft's Tourist's Guide Yosemite|A.L. Bancroft
Dr Pendle admitted again that Mab was a singularly charming young lady, and that his son might do worse than marry her.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
He has a singularly pure and fine power of selecting and loving what is best in books.Joyous Gard|Arthur Christopher Benson
How singularly present apologies for our slavery echo these voices from the Barbary States!Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for singularly
- the singular number
- a singular form of a word
Derived forms of singularsingularly, adverbsingularness, noun
Word Origin for singular
Cultural definitions for singularly
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.)