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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun singular and its most common antonym:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective singular:


Singular (unique, extraordinary, odd) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective singular

What does singular mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more singular / most singular

  1. unusual or striking
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  3. being a single and separate person or thing
    • examples: can the singular person be understood apart from his culture? | every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind
    • similar: individual / single
  4. composed of one member, set, or kind
  5. grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
  6. the single one of its kind
    • example: a singular example
    • synonym of singular: unique
    • similar: single

Alternative definition of the adjective singular


  1. Being only one of a larger population.
  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. [context: linear algebra, of matrix] Having no inverse.
  7. [context: linear algebra, of transformation] Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.

Definition of the noun singular

What does singular mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: singulars

  1. the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton


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    • released in (5 years ago)
  2. "Singular" is a musical album of A Cloud Mireya.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  3. "Singular" is a musical single of Discodeine.
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Singular is a computer algebra system for polynomial computations with special emphasis on the needs of commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory. Singular is free software released under the GNU General Public License. Problems in non-commutative algebra can be tackled with the Singular offspring Plural. Singular is developed under the direction of Wolfram Decker, Gert-Martin Greuel, Gerhard Pfister, and Hans Schönemann, who head Singular's core development team within the Department of Mathematics of the University of Kaiserslautern.

Phrases with Singular

Phrases starting with the word Singular:

  1. singular form
  2. Singular they
  3. singular matrix
  4. Singular value decomposition

Phrases ending with the word Singular:

  1. Non-Singular
  2. First-Person Singular
  3. Third Person Singular
  4. Third-Person Singular
  5. Second-Person Singular

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Singular

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Google previewLingua Britannica Reformata: Or, A New English Dictionary ... (1749)

To which is Prefix'd, an Introduction, Containing a Physico-grammatical Essay on the Propriety and Rationale of the English Tongue ... by Benjamin Martin

Jf the noun begin with a vowel, or h mute, the article drops the vowel in the singular number, and taking an apostrophe ('), is pronounced with the noun ; as in the following examples : L'Homme, the Man. L' Empereur, the Emperor.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (2012)

Reaction-Diffusion Equation - Stirling Interpolation Formula by Michiel Hazewinkel

AMS 1980 Subject Classification: 51 N20 SINGULAR DISTRIBUTION - A probability distribution on R* concentrated on a set of Lebesgue measure zero and giving probability zero to every one-point set. On the real line R', the definition of a ...

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Quotes about Singular

Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do. (Shaquille ONeal)
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Scrabble value of S1I1N1G2U1L1A1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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