I. adjective Etymology: Middle English singuler, from Anglo-French, from Latin singularis, from singulus only one — more at single Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to a separate person or thing ; individual b. of, relating to, or being a word form denoting one person, thing, or instance <
a singular noun
c. of or relating to a single instance or to something considered by itself 2. distinguished by superiority ; exceptional <
an artist of singular attainments
3. being out of the ordinary ; unusual <
on the way home we had a singular adventure
4. departing from general usage or expectation ; peculiar, odd <
the air had a singular chill
5. a. of a matrix having a determinant equal to zero b. of a linear transformation having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero Synonyms: see strangesingularly adverb II. noun Date: 14th century 1. the singular number, the inflectional form denoting it, or a word in that form 2. a singular term

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