Definición de singular en inglés:


Saltos de línea: sin¦gu|lar
Pronunciación: /ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə


1 Grammar (Of a word or form) denoting or referring to just one person or thing: the third person singular form of the verb
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  • In American English, collective nouns usually take a singular verb.
  • There are other singular words for classes or units of people.
  • ‘Please inform the writers that the names of teams take the singular verb,’ he says.
1.1Single; unique: she always thought of herself as singular, as his only daughter
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  • And because of this singular fact, every single published estimate of Social Security income and outgo is just plain wrong.
  • Is it now official Republican theology that tax breaks are the singular solution to every single problem there is?
  • Out of this dichotomous set of associations has emerged a constellation of forces, ideas, images and experiences which have defined both the city and rural zones in unique and singular ways.
2Exceptionally good or great; remarkable: he had the singular good fortune not to die in the trenches
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  • They had a singular beauty, outstanding amongst the exotic growth of fern and ponga on the slopes below.
  • No one else does with available light what Godard does, which brings about a singular beauty.
  • Christmas, of course, is a special case, and Dunkeld Cathedral is a place of singular beauty, but the trend still needs some explanation.
remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, outstanding, striking, signal, eminent, especial, particular, notable, noteworthy, conspicuous, distinctive, impressive; rare, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, superior, superlative, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, astounding, sensational, spectacular
informal tremendous, awesome, fantastic, fabulous, terrific, stupendous, unreal
2.1Strange or eccentric in some respect: no explanation accompanied this rather singular statement
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  • Barely are we into what is broadly described as ‘recovery’ than we see already a strange and singular characteristic.
  • He never strayed from the sinister, sensitive steps that marked his strange and singular songwriting path.
  • In one of the more bizarre twists in a truly singular career, August 1968 saw The Incredible String Band in upstate New York as part of the Woodstock festival.
3 Mathematics (Of a square matrix) having a zero determinant.
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  • The matrix was not singular, as the interaction observed variables were not linearly dependent on the original observed variables.
  • The programs will not analyze data where the matrix is singular as it is not positive definite.
  • Using the MCMC method in Loki, if the number of iterations is too small, then it is more likely that the estimates of the IBD matrices will be singular.
4 Physics & Mathematics Relating to or of the nature of singularity.
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  • Each spectrum was analyzed as a linear combination of basis fluorescence spectra using a singular value decomposition algorithm.


Grammar Volver al principio  
1A singular word or form.
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  • This difference between the two constructions follows from the fact that bare plurals, but not indefinite singulars, are acceptable topics.
  • It will be noted that singulars far outnumber plurals, also that the cherished object is overwhelmingly associated with a speech act participant (mainly the addressee) rather than with a third party.
  • Keep up the good work, and watch out for collective singulars!
1.1 (the singular) The singular number: a word in the singular
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  • Feminine contrasts with both masculine and neuter, not only in the nominative and accusative singular, but in the genitive and dative singular as well.
  • You may have noticed I said rod in the singular in that last paragraph, with good reason.
  • This refers back to the dialectical relationship between movements in the plural and a movement in the singular.


Middle English (in the sense 'solitary, single', also 'beyond the average'): from Old French singuler, from Latin singularis, from singulus (see single).

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