singlet

noun sin·glet \ ˈsiŋ-glət \

Definition of singlet

1
[from its having only one thickness of cloth]
chiefly British :an athletic jersey; also :undershirt
2 :an atom or molecule that has no net electronic magnetic moment; also :an excited state of an atom or molecule that is a singlet

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First Known Use of singlet

circa 1746


SINGLET Defined for English Language Learners

singlet

noun

Definition of singlet for English Language Learners

  • : a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and that is worn for playing sports


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