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Meaning of SINGULARITY

Pronunciation:  `singyû'lareetee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"
  2. [n]  strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual
 

SINGULARITY is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: uniqueness
 
 See Also: individualism, individuality, individuation, strangeness, unfamiliarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sin`gu*lar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Singularities}. [L.
singularitas: cf. F. singularit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being singular; some character or
   quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all,
   or from most, others; peculiarity.

         Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the
         second year the very falling down of the seeds
         yieldeth corn.                        --Sir. W.
                                               Raleigh.

         I took notice of this little figure for the
         singularity of the instrument.        --Addison.

2. Anything singular, rare, or curious.

         Your gallery Have we passed through, not without
         much content In many singularities.   --Shak.

3. Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege,
   prerogative, or distinction.

         No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of
         singularity [universal bishop].       --Hooker.

         Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition
         to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation. --Bp.
                                               Pearson.

4. Celibacy. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

 

 

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