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singular

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

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]  us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡjə·lər/

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."
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