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noun sin·gu·lar·i·ty \ˌsiŋ-gyə-ˈla-rə-tē\

Simple Definition of singularity

  • : the quality of being strange or odd

Full Definition of singularity

plural sin·gu·lar·i·ties

  1. 1 :  something that is singular: asa :  a separate unitb :  unusual or distinctive manner or behavior :  peculiarity

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being singular

  3. 3 :  a point at which the derivative of a given function of a complex variable does not exist but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative does exist

  4. 4 :  a point or region of infinite mass density at which space and time are infinitely distorted by gravitational forces and which is held to be the final state of matter falling into a black hole

Examples of singularity

  1. People could not understand the singularity of his imagination.

  2. <a college professor with singularities of dress and speech that have long endeared him to his students>



14th Century

First Known Use of singularity

14th century



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