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singular

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈsɪŋ·ɡjə·lər/ us  

singular adjective [not gradable] (GRAMMAR)

grammar being the form of a word used to talk about only one thing: a singular noun/verb "Woman" is singular, but "women" is plural.

singular adjective [not gradable] (NOTICEABLE)

unusual and easily noticed: His campaign was singular because he talked about issues and did not attack his opponentspersonal lives.

singular

noun [C/U]  /ˈsɪŋ·ɡjə·lər/ us  

singular noun [C/U] (GRAMMAR)

specialized (in grammar) the form of word used to talk about only one thing: [U] The singular of "clouds" is "cloud."

singular noun [C/U] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the form of word used to talk about only one thing: [U] The singular of "clouds" is "cloud."
Translations of “singular”
in Korean 단수의…
in Arabic مُفرَد…
in French singulier…
in Turkish tekil, eşsiz, görülmemiş…
in Italian singolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 單數(的)…
in Russian единственное (число), исключительный…
in Polish pojedynczy, wyjątkowy…
in Spanish singular…
in Portuguese singular…
in German der Singular, singularisch…
in Catalan singular…
in Japanese 単数形の, 単数の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 单数(的)…
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