Meaning of SINGULAR in English

SINGULAR

[sin.gu.lar] adj [ME singuler, fr. MF, fr. L singularis, fr. singulus only one--more at single] (14c) 1 a: of or relating to a separate person or thing: individual b: of, relating to, or being a word form denoting one person, thing, or instance c: of or relating to a single instance or to something considered by itself

2: distinguished by superiority: exceptional "an artist of ~ attainments"

3: being out of the ordinary: unusual "on the way home we had a ~ adventure"

4: departing from general usage or expectation: peculiar, odd "the air had a ~ chill"

5. a of a matrix: having a determinant equal to zero b of a linear transformation: having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero syn see strange -- sin.gu.lar.ly adv

[2]singular n (14c) 1: the singular number, the inflectional form denoting it, or a word in that form

2: a singular term

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