Meaning of SINGULAR in English

SINGULAR

transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪŋgjʊlə(r) ]

1.

The singular form of a word is the form that is used when referring to one person or thing.

...the fifteen case endings of the singular form of the Finnish noun...

The word ‘you’ can be singular or plural.

≠ plural

ADJ

2.

The singular of a noun is the form of it that is used to refer to one person or thing.

The singular of Inuit is Inuk.

≠ plural

N-SING : the N

3.

Singular means very great and remarkable. ( FORMAL )

...a smile of singular sweetness...

ADJ : ADJ n

• sin‧gu‧lar‧ly

It seemed a singularly ill-judged enterprise for Truman to undertake.

ADV : ADV adj / adv

4.

If you describe someone or something as singular , you mean that they are strange or unusual. ( OLD-FASHIONED )

Cardinal Meschia was without doubt a singular character...

Where he got that singular notion I just can’t think.

= peculiar

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• sin‧gu‧lar‧ity

...his abrupt, turbulent style and the singularity of his appearance.

= peculiarity

N-UNCOUNT

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