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Definition of "singular" []

  • Being only one; individual. (adjective)
  • Being the only one of a kind; unique. (adjective)
  • Being beyond what is ordinary or usual; remarkable. (adjective)
  • Deviating from the usual or expected; odd. See Synonyms at strange. (adjective)
  • Grammar Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit. (adjective)
  • Remarkable; exceptional; extraordinary (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Unusual; odd (adjective)
  • Unique (adjective)
  • Denoting a word or an inflected form of a word indicating that not more than one referent is being referred to or described (adjective)
  • Of or referring to a specific thing or person as opposed to something general (adjective)
  • The singular number (noun)
  • A singular form of a word (noun)

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Use "singular" in a sentence
  • "On such accounts, syntactically plural reference is semantically singular; there is a sense of ˜singular™ in which"
  • "The nominative _girl_ is here of the singular number, because it signifies but one person; and the verb _writes_ denotes but one action, which the girl performs; therefore the verb _writes_ is of the _singular_ number, agreeing with its nominative _girl_."
  • "Also by the term singular, I stick to only mathematical definition rather than its physical existence."