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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)

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.

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."