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Singular may refer to:

In mathematics:

  • Mathematical singularity
  • A singular matrix is one that is not invertible
  • A singular measure is a measure or probability distribution whose support has zero Lebesgue measure. More generally, one may speak of an object "singular with respect to a measure μ", meaning that μ replaces the Lebesgue measure above
  • An infinite cardinal number is called singular if it is not a regular cardinal

Possible misspelling:

  • Singulair, Merck trademark for Montelukast, a common prescription drug used in maintenance treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

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Etymology

From Middle English singuler < Old French < Latin singularis "alone of its kind" < Latin singulus "single".

Pronunciation

Adjective

singular (comparative more singular, superlative most singular)

Positive
singular

Comparative
more singular

Superlative
most singular

  1. Being only one of a larger population.
    A singular experiment cannot be regarded as scientific proof of the existence of a phenomenon.
  2. Being the only one of the kind; unique.
  3. Distinguished by superiority, coming across as such.
  4. Being out of the ordinary, coming across as such.
  5. (grammar) Referring to only one thing or person.
  6. (linear algebra, of matrix) Having no inverse.
  7. (linear algebra, of transformation) Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.

Synonyms

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

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See also

Noun

Singular
singular

Plural
singulars

singular (plural singulars)

  1. (grammar) A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.

Antonyms

  • (grammar: form of a word that refers to only one thing): plural

Translations

External links

  • singular in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • singular in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • singular at OneLook® Dictionary Search

Anagrams


Galician

Noun

singular m. and f. (plural singulares)

  1. singular

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

sȉngulār m. (Cyrillic spelling си̏нгула̄р)

  1. singular

Declension

Synonyms


Spanish

Adjective

singular m. and f. (plural singulares)

  1. singular

Noun

singular m. (plural singulares)

Singular
singular m.

Plural
singulares m.

  1. singular

Simple English

Singular is a form of the noun that shows that there is only one. The opposite of the singular is the plural, which means there is more than one.

For example, in English the word "cat" in one cat is singular, but in two cats it is plural.


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