# Dictionary Definition

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

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

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

#### Translations

peculiar

- Dutch: bijzonderheid
- Finnish: erikoisuus, omituisuus
- French: singularité
- German: Eigenheit
- Greek: ιδιομορφία (idiomorfía)
- Hungarian: Szingularitás
- Italian: singolarità
- Japanese: qualifier singular 単独性, 単一性; qualifier uncommon 特異性; qualifier odd 奇妙, 風変わり; qualifier supremely rare 非凡, 希有
- Portuguese: singularidade
- Russian: своеобразие (svojeobrázije) , самобытность (samobýtnost’)
- Slovene: drugačnost , samosvojost

point where all lines meet

- Dutch: vluchtpunt
- French: point de fuite
- Russian: сингулярность (singul'árnost')
- Slovene: singularnost

point where infinite value is reached

- Dutch: singulariteit
- French: singularité
- German: Singularität
- Russian: сингулярность (singul'árnost')
- Slovene: singularnost
- Swedish: singularitet

mathematics: value for which a derivative does
not exist

- Dutch: singulariteit
- German: Singularität
- Italian: singolarità
- Japanese: 特異点
- Russian: сингулярность (singul'árnost')

physics: point of infinite density

- Czech: singularita
- Dutch: singulariteit
- Finnish: singulariteetti
- French: singularité
- German: Singularität
- Italian: singolarità
- Japanese: 特異点
- Russian: сингулярность
- Slovene: singularnost
- Swedish: singularitet

##### Translations to be checked

- ttbc Chinese:
- Simplified: 稀有

- ttbc Interlingua: singularitate
- ttbc Spanish: singularidad

# Extensive Definition

Singularity may refer to:

In mathematics:

- Essential singularity, a singularity near which a function exhibits extreme behavior
- Isolated singularity, a mathematical singularity that has no other singularities close to it
- Mathematical singularity, a point at which a given mathematical object is not defined
- Movable singularity, a concept in singularity theory
- Rational singularity, a concept in singularity theory
- Removable singularity, a point at which a function is not defined but at which it can be so defined that it is continuous at the singularity
- Singular point of an algebraic variety, a point where an algebraic variety is not locally flat
- Singularity theory, Theory which deals with these concepts

In science:

- Gravitational singularity, a point in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density and zero volume
- Mechanical singularity, a position or configuration of a mechanism or a machine where the subsequent behaviour cannot be predicted
- Prandtl-Glauert singularity, the point at which a sudden drop in air pressure occurs
- Singularity (climate), a weather phenomenon associated with a specific calendar date
- Technological singularity, a theoretical point in the development of a technological civilization

In television:

- "Singularity" (Enterprise episode), a second season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
- "Singularity" (Stargate SG-1 episode), a first season episode of Stargate SG-1

In other fields:

- Singularity (operating system), an operating system developed by Microsoft Research written in managed code.
- Singularity (Doctor Who audio), a Doctor Who audio drama
- Singularity (William Sleator novel), a 1985 science-fiction novel by William Sleator
- Singularity (novel), a novel by Bill DeSmedt published by Per Aspera Press in 2004
- Singularity (album), Mae's third studio album.

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

aberration, abnormality, absurdity, anomaly, anticness, aroma, attribute, badge, bizarreness, bizarrerie, black hole,
brand, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, combination, conceit, configuration, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, crotchet, crotchetiness, curiousness, cut, deformity, deviancy, deviation, differentia, differential, differentiation,
differentness,
distinctive feature, distinctiveness,
divergence, dottiness, earmark, eccentricity, egohood, erraticism, erraticness, fantasticality, feature, figure, flavor, freakiness, freakishness, fusion, grotesqueness, grotesquerie, gust, hallmark, human factor,
identity, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impress, impression, index, individualism, individuality, indivisibility, intactness, integrality, integration, integrity, inviolability, irreducibility, irregularity, keynote, kink, lineaments, maggot, malformation, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, monstrosity, monstrousness, nature, nominalism, nonconformity, oddity, oddness, odor, oneness, organic unity, outlandishness, particularism, particularity, peculiarity, personal
equation, personal identity, personality, personship, property, purity, quaintness, quality, queerness, quip, quirk, quirkiness, savor, seal, self-identity, selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, shape, simplicity, singleness, smack, solidarity, solidification, solidity, soul, specialty, stamp, strangeness, taint, tang, taste, teratism, token, trait, trick, twist, uncommonness, unconventionality,
undividedness,
unification,
uniformity, uniqueness, unity, univocity, unnaturalness, weirdness, whim, whimsicality, whimsy, wholeness