singular form


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Noun1.singular form - the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
descriptor, form, signifier, word form - the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
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She remembered the likeness between herself and her mother's favourite pupil, as something which had been supposed to exist in past times; but she did not refer to the gift of the white dresses, or to the singular form of words in which the child had artlessly expressed her gratitude for them.
Among them was one of a very singular form, which appeared to have come from a distance.
Every kind of finer tendon and ligament that is in the nature of poultry to possess is developed in these specimens in the singular form of guitar-strings.
The disease took the singular form, on those occasions, of causing the infected to find an unfathomable excuse and consolation in allusions to the magic name.
Falaj (the singular form of aflaj) is water that runs through a channel dug in the earth.
Note that in each of those sentences, the word basis is in its singular form.
Bob Crocker, auction director at Savills Nottingham, comments: This singular form of marketing will enable us to enjoy the benefits of working alongside our considerably larger sister auction house, opening up a much greater market for our clients and offering them exposure throughout the UK and abroad.
Interestingly, the same phrase in its singular form, 'protector of the people,' appears in the Constitution's Sec.
Unlike other fields of demarcation in literary studies, it is not always historically situated nor defined by any singular form or genre.
English fury is borrowed via French from the singular form furia.
Although the W2 entry is actually the plural form, we assume the 17-letter singular form EXAMINATION SCHOOL can be inferred.
You roll the die (Yes, the singular form of the word dice is die) and move forward the designated number of squares, and if you land on a ladder you move up and take a shortcut, but if you hit a snake you fall back down again.