Singular

Singular may refer to:

  • Singular number, in grammar, a term for words denoting a unit quantity, as opposed to the plural and other forms
  • SINGULAR, an open source Computer Algebra System (CAS)
  • A group of boar
  • Singular matrix, a matrix that is not invertible
  • Singular measure, a measure or probability distribution whose support has zero Lebesgue (or other) measure
  • Singular cardinal, an infinite cardinal number that is not a regular cardinal
  • The property of a singularity or singular point in various meanings; see Singularity (disambiguation)

Famous quotes containing the word singular:

    English general and singular terms, identity, quantification, and the whole bag of ontological tricks may be correlated with elements of the native language in any of various mutually incompatible ways, each compatible with all possible linguistic data, and none preferable to another save as favored by a rationalization of the native language that is simple and natural to us.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a lustre obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment—but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer?
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    though the fall cold

    surrounds our warm bed, and though
    by day we are singular and often lonely.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)