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Definition of 'singular'

Noun

  1. the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
       Synonyms: singular form
       Antonyms: plural plural form

Adjective

  1. unusual or striking; "a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young"
       Synonyms: remarkable
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
       Synonyms: curious funny odd peculiar queer rum rummy
  3. being a single and separate person or thing; "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"-William James
  4. composed of one member, set, or kind
       Antonyms: plural
  5. grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
       Antonyms: plural
  6. the single one of its kind; "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"
       Synonyms: unique


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