Associations to the word «Singular»


SINGULAR, adjective. Being only one of a larger population.
SINGULAR, adjective. Being the only one of the kind; unique.
SINGULAR, adjective. Distinguished by superiority; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional.
SINGULAR, adjective. Out of the ordinary; curious.
SINGULAR, adjective. (grammar) Referring to only one thing or person.
SINGULAR, adjective. (linear algebra) (of matrix) Having no inverse.
SINGULAR, adjective. (linear algebra) (of transformation) Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.
SINGULAR, adjective. (set theory) (of a cardinal number) Not equal to its own cofinality.
SINGULAR, adjective. (legal) Each; individual.
SINGULAR, adjective. (obsolete) Engaged in by only one on a side; single.
SINGULAR, noun. (grammar) A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.
SINGULAR MATRICES, noun. Plural of singular matrix
SINGULAR MATRIX, noun. (linear algebra) A square matrix which is not invertible.
SINGULAR THEY, noun. (grammar) The use of they to agree to with a singular antecedent as in the sentence "Everyone said they knew what they were doing."
SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION, noun. (linear algebra) A particular type of factorisation of a matrix into a product of three matrices, of which the second is a diagonal matrix that has as the entries on its diagonal the singular values of the original matrix.

Dictionary definition

SINGULAR, noun. The form of a word that is used to denote a singleton.
SINGULAR, adjective. Unusual or striking; "a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young".
SINGULAR, adjective. 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".
SINGULAR, adjective. 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.
SINGULAR, adjective. Composed of one member, set, or kind.
SINGULAR, adjective. Grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit.
SINGULAR, adjective. 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".

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