Meaning of SINGULAR in English

■ adjective

1》 Grammar (of a word or form) denoting or referring to just one person or thing.

↘single; unique.

2》 exceptionally good or great; remarkable.

↘strange or eccentric in some respect.

3》 Mathematics (of a square matrix) having a zero determinant.

4》 Physics & Mathematics relating to or of the nature of a ~ity.

■ noun Grammar the ~ form of a word.


~ly adverb


ME: from OFr. singuler , from L. ~is , from singulus (see single ).

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