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See also: Singularity
- the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual
- I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.
- Sir Walter Raleigh
- Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, 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.
- Your gallery Have we passed through, not without much content / In many singularities.
- (obsolete) Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
- No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].
- Bishop Pearson
- Catholicism […] must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.
- (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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