singleton

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Etymology[edit]

single +‎ -ton. Sense 1 is from Old French (see ciclatoun). The American Heritage Dictionary suggests that modern usage follows the pattern of simpleton.

Noun[edit]

singleton (plural singletons)

  1. (playing cards) A playing card that is the only one of its suit in a hand, especially at bridge.
  2. A single object, especially one of a group.
  3. (computing) A class that may not be instantiated more than once, i.e. that implements the singleton design pattern.
  4. (mathematics) A set with exactly one element.
  5. A child or animal that is born singly, not as a twin or other multiple birth.
  6. (neologism) A person without a romantic partner.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋɡəltɔn/, /ˈsɪŋəltɔn/

Noun[edit]

singleton m (plural singletons, diminutive singletonnetje n)

  1. A singleton (lone playing card).

singleton n (plural singletons, diminutive singletonnetje n)

  1. A singleton (design pattern, class, set).