the singular

Definition of the singular

grammar

  1. :  a form of a word that is used to refer to one person or thing “Mouse” is the singular of “mice.” Rewrite the sentence in the singular.

Word by Word Definitions

singularplay
  1. :  of or relating to a separate person or thing :  individual

    :  of, relating to, or being a word form denoting one person, thing, or instance

    :  of or relating to a single instance or to something considered by itself

  1. :  the singular number, the inflectional form denoting it, or a word in that form

    :  a singular term


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