singular singular  /ˈsɪŋɡjə lər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) the single one of its kind
  2. (adj) unusual or striking
  3. (adj) grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
  4. (n) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  5. (adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  6. (adj) being a single and separate person or thing
  7. (adj) composed of one member, set, or kind

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Usage(s):

  1. Will Phelp's singular achievement in the pool ever be bettered by a more prolific swimmer?
  2. After 40 years of happy married life, Karen's pain of losing her spouse was singular.
  3. Chris chased a singular dream of having the most followers in the Facebook.

News

  1. Wired: Come Hear New Music That Uses The Manhattan Bridge

    Friday at 6:30 PM, come hear a singular world premiere at Make Music New York. A collaboration commissioned by NPR Music with artist Eli Keszler and drumming dynamos So Percussion uses the Manhattan Bridge itself as part of the music-making.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. REX American To Present At Singular Research Conference ; Webcast At 1:15 PM

    REX American To Present At Singular Research Conference ; Webcast At 1:15 PM
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Gas Natural To Present At Singular Research Conference ; Webcast At 9:00 AM

    Gas Natural To Present At Singular Research Conference ; Webcast At 9:00 AM
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories to which we have all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives," Obama said. "His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws...
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CTV.ca

  2. "Our troops and coalition partners are making extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our security, and our singular focus must be on supporting them and succeeding in Afghanistan without such distractions," Gates wrote.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters (press release)

  3. "Jim McKay was a singular broadcaster," said Bob Costas, who succeeded McKay as the television voice of the Olympics. "He had a reporter's eye, a literary touch and, above all, a personal humanity."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Bob Costas Source: New York Daily News

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