Definition of Singularity

1. Noun. The quality of being one of a kind. "That singularity distinguished him from all his companions"

Exact synonyms: Uniqueness
Generic synonyms: Individualism, Individuality, Individuation
Derivative terms: Singular, Singular, Unique, Unique, Unique

2. Noun. Strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual.
Generic synonyms: Strangeness, Unfamiliarity
Derivative terms: Singular, Singular

Definition of Singularity

1. n. 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.

Definition of Singularity

1. Noun. the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual ¹

2. Noun. a point where all parallel lines meet ¹

3. Noun. a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist ¹

5. Noun. (physics) a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with black holes ¹

6. Noun. A proposed point in the technological future at which artificial intelligences become capable of augmenting and improving themselves, leading to an explosive growth in intelligence. ¹

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Definition of Singularity

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Medical Definition of Singularity

1. Origin: L. Singularitas: cf. F. Singularite. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singularity

singular form
singular matrix
singular they
singular value decomposition
singulare tantum
singularia tantum
singularity (current term)

Literary usage of Singularity

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1. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1902)
"THE general character of a fundamental system, of integrals in the vicinity of a singularity has now been ascertained. For this purpose, the main property ..."

2. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1893)
"AN ESSENTIAL singularity by applying the result of the present Corollary to the result given in Corollary III. These results, combined with the results of ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The various processes lead to the following conclusions as to the content of a complex singularity. The point-equation by its lowest terms gives the order, ..."

4. Seneca's Morals: By Way of Abstract. To which is Added, a Discourse, Under by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roger L'Estrange (1803)
"AGAINST singularity OF MANNERS, AND BEHAVIOUR. IT is the humour of many people, to be singular in their dress and manner of life, only to the end that they ..."

5. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1900)
"Next, suppose that the values w' = /9, w = a, z = c constitute an accidental singularity of the second kind (Note, Chapter l) for the function f(w', w, z), ..."

6. The University of Cambridge by James Bass Mullinger (1911)
"... with which the preacher proceeds to characterize the professed reception of Truth, aa dictated by sheer self-interest, by the love of singularity, ..."

7. Development of Mathematics in the 19th Century by Felix Klein, Robert Hermann (1979)
"singularity SURFACES FOR THE MAXWELL EQUATIONS I want to further illustrate the utility of the differential form formalism (and the freedom it gives one to ..."

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