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singularity

Noun

1 the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions" [syn: uniqueness]
2 strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual

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English

Noun

  1. the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual
  2. a point where all parallel lines meet
  3. a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
  4. the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist
  5. a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with black holes

Translations

peculiar
point where all lines meet
point where infinite value is reached
mathematics: value for which a derivative does not exist
physics: point of infinite density
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Extensive Definition

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singularity in Czech: Singularita
singularity in Danish: Singularitet
singularity in German: Singularität
singularity in Spanish: Singularidad (desambiguación)
singularity in French: Singularité
singularity in Italian: Singolarità
singularity in Hebrew: סינגולריות
singularity in Hungarian: Szingularitás
singularity in Polish: Osobliwość
singularity in Portuguese: Singularidade
singularity in Russian: Сингулярность
singularity in Slovak: Singularita
singularity in Slovenian: Singularnost
singularity in Swedish: Singularitet
singularity in Thai: ภาวะเอกฐาน

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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