singleton(redirected from singletons)
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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).]
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)
1. a person or thing occurring singly.
2. a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|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
singleton[ˈsɪŋgltən] N (Bridge) → semifallo m (in a)
n (Cards) → Single nt (einzige Karte einer Farbe)