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sin·gle·ton

 (sĭng′gəl-tən)
n.
1. One that is single, especially:
a. A child or animal born as a single birth, especially in contrast to one that is part of a multiple birth.
b. A playing card that is the only one of its suit in a player's hand.
c. An unmarried person.
d. Linguistics A nongeminate consonant.
2. An individual separated or distinguished from two or more of its group.

[From the name Singleton (influenced by single).]

singleton

(ˈsɪŋɡəltən)
n
1. (Bridge) bridge an original holding of one card only in a suit
2. a single object, individual, etc, separated or distinguished from a pair or group
3. (Mathematics) maths a set containing only one member
4. a person who is neither married nor in a relationship
[C19: from single, on the model of simpleton]

sin•gle•ton

(ˈsɪŋ gəl tən)

n.
1. a person or thing occurring singly.
2. a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.singleton - a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
1, ace, one, single, unity, I - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2.singleton - a set containing a single member
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
3.singleton - the playing card that is the only card in a suit held in a bridge hand as initially dealt
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
Translations
ainokainen
singoletto
blooteenelementigenkelingkaartsingleton

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltən] N (Bridge) → semifallo m (in a)

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgəltən] n (= person not in a relationship) → célibataire mfsingle-track road nroute f à voie uniquesingle-use [ˌsɪŋgəlˈjuːs] modif [camera] → jetable; [medical instrument, syringe] → à usage unique

singleton

n (Cards) → Single nt (einzige Karte einer Farbe)

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltn] n (Cards) → singleton m inv
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Like other African American autobiographers after the Civil War when the antislavery issue had become obsolete, Singleton stressed the contributions made by his race to the nation and sought to convince whites that former slaves were entirely capable of performing the responsibilities of citizenship.
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JAMES SINGLETON seems to have turned his luck around in the Formula Kart Stars (FKS) curtain-raiser at Rowrah after a rotten run recently.
Health chiefs in the city plan to remove an overnight GP unit at Singleton Hospital, forcing patients to the west of the city to travel a further eight miles to Morriston Hospital.
Louis-based panel said that because Singleton prefers to be medicated, and because Arkansas has an interest in having sane inmates, the side effect of sanity should not affect his fate.