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.
The genus, or rather family, of Epeira, is here characterized by many singular forms; some species have pointed coriaceous shells, others enlarged and spiny tibiae.
First, we note the singular form (was) sandwiched between the words ammunition and stashed.
figure By PHILIP OCHIENG If you work for the editorial department of an English language publication, you should be the first to know that media is a plural word which English borrowed from Latin and that medium is its singular form. So the phrase "The media is " which appears daily in Kenya's English-language newspapers is a travesty of language.
Despite apparent similarities in the nominative singular form (ending in -a), however, lexemes such as tuba 'room; house' and aiga 'edge' follow slightly different inflexional patterns:
Usually the term sport is followed by the singular form of the word crisis, but in the current scenario within Pakistan, the use of the plural form had become imperative.
This explains, according to Sitchin, the passage in Genesis which says, 'Let us make man according to our image and likeness.' The plural word was used instead of the singular form.
Falaj (the singular form of aflaj) is water that runs through a channel dug in the earth.