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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).]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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Translations
ainokainen
singoletto
blooteenelementigenkelingkaartsingleton

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltən] N (Bridge) → semifallo m (in a)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

singleton

n (Cards) → Single nt (einzige Karte einer Farbe)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

singleton

[ˈsɪŋgltn] n (Cards) → singleton m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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