- 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
Example sentences from the Web for singular
With great technology, collaboration and a commitment to address the underlying cultural conditions and the ivory trade that leads to most elephant deaths, there’s a real chance to save these singular creatures.Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
He is the only person to be an active participant in each of the Celtics’ 17 World Championships, an extraordinary and singular legacy.Tommy Heinsohn, a Celtics institution for more than a half-century, dies at 86|Matt Bonesteel|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
In many ways, “The Life Ahead” brings Loren’s career full circle, once again casting her in a story animated by De Sica’s singular brand of humanism and compassion.With ‘The Life Ahead,’ Sophia Loren is approaching her 100th movie. She’s going for much more.|Ann Hornaday|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
These past years, OnePlus has been my singular focus, and everything else has had to take a backseat.OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirms he has left the company|Manish Singh|October 16, 2020|TechCrunch
“How do we take a singular voice and make it a voice of every man and woman,” Forbes asked herself and her collaborators.
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 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.)