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adj

  • grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit  ( singular )
    grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
  • composed of one member, set, or kind  ( singular )
    composed of one member, set, or kind
  • noun

  • the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton  ( singular, singular form )
    the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  • adj

  • () unusual or striking  ( singular, remarkable )
    unusual or striking
     a remarkable sight
    a remarkable sight
     such poise is singular in one so young
    such poise is singular in one so young
  • () being a single and separate person or thing  ( singular )
    being a single and separate person or thing
     can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?
    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
    every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind
  • () beyond or deviating from the usual or expected  ( rum, rummy, odd, singular, funny, peculiar, queer, curious )
    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
     a curious hybrid accent
    a curious hybrid accent
     her speech has a funny twang
    her speech has a funny twang
     they have some funny ideas about war
    they have some funny ideas about war
     had an odd name
    had an odd name
     the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
     something definitely queer about this town
    something definitely queer about this town
     what a rum fellow
    what a rum fellow
     singular behavior
    singular behavior
  • the single one of its kind  ( singular, unique )
    the single one of its kind
     a singular example
    a singular example
     the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting
    the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting
     a unique copy of an ancient manuscript
    a unique copy of an ancient manuscript
     certain types of problems have unique solutions
    certain types of problems have unique solutions