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See also: Singularity
- the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual
- a. 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Marrow of Historie, Or, an Epitome of All Historical Passages from the Creation, to the End of the Last Macedonian War, published 1650:
- Pliny addeth this ſingularity to the Indian ſoil, that it is without weeds, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth corn.
- a point where all parallel lines meet
- a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
- (mathematics) the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist
- (physics) a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with black holes
- A proposed point in the technological future at which artificial intelligences become capable of augmenting and improving themselves, leading to an explosive growth in intelligence.
- (obsolete) Anything singular, rare, or curious.
- (obsolete) Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
- 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, book 2:
- St. Gregory, being himself a Bishop of Rome, and writing against the title of Universal Bishop, saith thus, "None of all my predecessors ever consented to use this ungodly title; no bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity."
- (obsolete) celibacy
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
peculiar state or occurrence
point where all lines meet
point where infinite value is reached
mathematics: value for which a derivative does not exist
physics: point of infinite density
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