singular Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “singular” in the English Dictionary

"singular" in British English

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singularadjective

uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lər/  us   /-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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singular adjective (NOTICEABLE)

[before noun] formal of an ​unusualquality or ​standard; ​noticeable: It was a ​building of singular ​grace and ​beauty. He ​showed a singular ​lack of ​skill in ​painting.

singular adjective (STRANGE)

formal unusual or ​strange; not ​ordinary

singularnoun [S]

uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjʊ.lər/  us   /-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/

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 ​easilynoticed: His ​campaign was singular because he ​talked about ​issues and did not ​attack his ​opponents’ ​personallives.

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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