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"singular" in British English

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singularadjective

uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lər/ us   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lɚ/
  • singular adjective (GRAMMAR)

A2 language of or relating to the form of a word used when talking or writing about one thing: a singular ending/form/noun/verb The word "woman" is singular.

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singularnoun [S]

uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lər/ us   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lɚ/
(Definition of singular from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"singular" in American English

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singularadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡjə·lər/
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.
unusual and easily noticed: His campaign was singular because he talked about issues and did not attack his opponentspersonal lives.

singularnoun [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."
(Definition of singular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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