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n. pl. sin·gu·lar·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being singular.
2. A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
3. Something uncommon or unusual.
a. often Singularity Computers A hypothetical future point in time when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and be able to self-replicate and improve itself autonomously.
b. Astronomy & Physics A point in spacetime, such as a black hole, at which matter has infinite density and infinitesimal volume and the curvature of spacetime is infinite. Also called gravitational singularity.
c. Mathematics A point at which the derivative does not exist for a given function but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative exists. Also called singular point.
n, pl -ties
1. the state, fact, or quality of being singular
2. something distinguishing a person or thing from others
3. something remarkable or unusual
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. a point at which a function is not differentiable although it is differentiable in a neighbourhood of that point. See also pole24
b. another word for discontinuity
5. (Astronomy) astronomy a hypothetical point in space-time at which matter is infinitely compressed to infinitesimal volume
sin•gu•lar•i•ty(ˌsɪŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the state, fact, or quality of being singular.
2. a singular, unusual, or unique quality or thing; peculiarity.
3. a point at which a mathematical function of real or complex variables is not differentiable or analytic.
4. a region of infinite density, as in a black hole.
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|Noun||1.||singularity - the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"|
|2.||singularity - strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual|
2. The quality of being individual: