singular

singular
[[t]sɪ̱ŋgjʊlə(r)[/t]]
1) ADJ The singular form of a word is the form that is used when referring to one person or thing.

...the fifteen case endings of the singular form of the Finnish noun...

The word `you' can be singular or plural.

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2) N-SING: the N The singular of a noun is the form of it that is used to refer to one person or thing.

The inhabitants of the Arctic are known as the Inuit. The singular is Inuk.

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3) ADJ: ADJ n Singular means very great and remarkable. [FORMAL]

...a smile of singular sweetness...

Barre was quickly drawn into the electoral arena, although with singular lack of success.

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singularly ADV ADV adj/adv

At the time, however, it seemed a singularly ill-judged enterprise for Truman to undertake.

...a former sales executive singularly unsuited for the job.

4) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone or something as singular, you mean that they are strange or unusual. [OLD-FASHIONED]

Cardinal Meschia was without doubt a singular character...

Where he got that singular notion I just can't think.

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singularity [[t]sɪŋgjʊlæ̱rɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

...his abrupt, turbulent style and the singularity of his appearance.


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  • SINGULAR — Entwickler: Singular Team der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern Aktuelle Version: 3 0 4 (22. November 2007[1]) Betriebssystem: GNU/Linux …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • singular — [siŋ′gyə lər] adj. [ME singuler < OFr < L singularis < singulus, SINGLE] 1. being the only one of its kind; single; unique [a singular specimen] 2. exceptional; extraordinary; remarkable [singular beauty] 3. peculiar; strange; odd [what… …   English World dictionary

  • singular — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es extraño o extraordinario: un comentario singular. Aquel caballero le hizo una singular propuesta. 2. Que es único o sin igual: una posibilidad singular, un ejemplar singular. adjetivo,sustantivo… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Singular — Sm erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. (numerus) singulāris, zu l. singulāris zum einzelnen gehörig, einzeln, vereinzelt , zu l. singulus einzeln, ein einziger, einer allein . Adjektiv: singulär.    Ebenso nndl. singularis, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • singular — adj. 2 g. 1. Individual; único; isolado. 2. Que vale só por si. 3. Significativo. 4. Terminante. 5. Distinto; notável; extraordinário. 6. Particular; especial. 7. Excêntrico; esquisito. 8. Não vulgar, raro. 9. Excelente. • s. m. 10.  [Gramática]… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Singular — Sin gu*lar, n. 1. An individual instance; a particular. [Obs.] Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram) The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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