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 (sĭng′gyə-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv)
Of or relating to a linguistic form or construction that expresses a singular entity, often as opposed to a collective, such as rice-grain as opposed to rice.
A singulative form or construction.

[French singulatif, from Latin singillātim, singulātim, one at a time, singly, from singulus, single; see single.]
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Genette's definition of singulative narration; "narrating once
339-48); Olga Kapeliuk, "Is There a Singulative and a Paucal Plural in Ethio-Semitic?
In another essay, Chris Dzialo strives to explain the complexities of narrative time and "frustrated time" (108) in Charlie Kaufman's narration, but ends up truly confounding the reader when he tries to discuss differences between the iterative and the singulative with the following analysis:
iterative narration gives way to singulative narration, narrative present to analepsis or prolepsis), and so on.
Oromo Unmarked transnumeral form Singulative form (2) nama nam-ica 'man/men' (N-sing.
The majority of narrating phrases that present or report actions or exchanges of conversation that are crucial in characterisation, is introduced by would; and the pace suddenly decelerates to that of the scenical mode, while the reader only gets a vague impression whether what is being presented is told in the singulative (it happened once and is told once) or in the iterative mode (it happened an indefinite number of time but is told only once--a common technique also in Lawrence's later prose).
While the novel is intently focused on the rituals of Cranford life, it also contains a series of unique social scenarios, or singulative narratives, that challenge the women's adherence to routine.
By studying the complete corpus of its occurrences in Latin grammatical texts, we try to watch over its semantic evolution, from a singulative use for items illustrating class-words to the late latin and already modern meaning of <<little word whose meaning is subject to contextuel variations>>, with special regards to the so-called <<expletive>> conjunctions.
Apparemment, l'attention qu'il porte a l'etiquette l'a conduit a preferer l'option inverse, singulative, celle qui consiste a ne pas craindre la repetition en disant ici les genuflexions et les benedictions autant de fois qu'elles se sont produites (18)
The fact that the telling dynamics carefully stresses the HERE and NOW of the singulative moment of observation ("the people who see me," "on the spot") contrasts sharply with the transformative and transfigurative procedure of writing satirically about the people observed.
internal, unexpressed) singular determinative is associated with singulative interpretation of a count noun, as in (22a) (vs.
However, she subsequently claims to be drawing on numerous singulative examples.