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Dictionary definition for: Singular

1. (n) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

2. (s) unusual or striking; "a remarkable sight" "such poise is singular in one so young"

3. (s) 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" "wh

4. (s) 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

5. (a) grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit

6. (s) 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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