# Vocabulary Word

**Word:**singular

**Definition:**being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior

## Sentences Containing 'singular'

"It has been in some points a singular case," said Holmes, flicking the horse on into a gallop.

"There are one or two very singular points about this room.

/maj/ does not occur in the singular, and so constructions using /my/ serve as the third person singular.

A curve "C" has at most a finite number of singular points.

A square matrix is singular if and only if its determinant is 0.

A square matrix that is not invertible is called singular or degenerate.

All doubt of his identity was now at an end; his singular host evidently resided at Rome.

All this struck me as mighty singular; yet, upon second thoughts, there was something almost sublime in it.

Among them was one of a very singular form, which appeared to have come from a distance.

An important example comes from the singular simplices used to define singular homology.

Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward.

Fenestræ (singular: fenestra) is a Latin word that means "window".

I have found it a singular luxury to talk across the pond to a companion on the opposite side.

I have received a very singular letter, Traddles, from Mr. Micawber.'

If
the curve has a singular point at infinity and may have several asymptotes.

If formula_14 the tangent is not defined and the point is a singular point.

If it has none, it can be called "smooth" or "non-singular".

Inhabitants of Dordrecht are Dordtenaren (singular: Dordtenaar).

Inuit is a plural noun; the singular is "Inuk".

It looks as if they always send their singular warning or token before them when starting upon their mission.

It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation.

It was singular to see how the mother still held to the old trick, when the son had abandoned it as useless.

Or what if I were to allow would it not be a singular allowance?

Second, ORI is not associated with a singular event.

Singular matrices are rare in the sense that a square matrix randomly selected from a continuous uniform distribution on its entries will almost never be singular.

Still, in spite of all, you must admit that this Count of Monte Cristo is a most singular personage.''

The age of this singular man, who is of no age, is then, I am certain, thirty five.

The bandits looked on with astonishment at this singular conduct until they heard footsteps.

The equation of the tangents at a singular point are given by the nonzero homogeneous part of lowest degree in the Taylor series of the polynomial at the singular point.

The province is divided into sixteen districts (, singular: "distrito"):
Attractions.

Their shape was very singular and deformed, which a little discomposed me, so that I lay down behind a thicket to observe them better.

Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.

They advanced silently, the count guiding Franz as if he had the singular faculty of seeing in the dark.

They told ten other stories of this bandit chief, each more singular than the other.

This habit is not very uncommon with the Gallinaceae, and throws some light on the singular instinct of the ostrich.

This point is the only singular point of the curve.

What seems most singular and suggestively important in this story, is this: it was from Joppa that Jonah set sail.

When one changes the coordinates to put the singular point at the origin, the equation of the tangents at the singular point is thus the nonzero homogeneous part of lowest degree of the polynomial, and the multiplicity of the singular point is the degree of this homogeneous part.

Yet, through a singular impulse, it was neither to her mother nor her brother that she applied, but to Emmanuel.

``Ah,''responded Sinbad, laughing with his singular laugh which displayed his white and sharp teeth.

``And what treatment do you adopt for this singular complaint?''

``But,''said he,``did you observe one very singular thing?''

``How very singular,''cried Monte Cristo with well feigned astonishment.

``I have found out,''said he,``by a singular accident, that there is now in the room a near relation of my patroness.

``I recollect this, because the poor devil's death was accompanied by a singular incident.''

``It is singular,''said the doctor;``I was not aware that Madame de Saint Meran was subject to such hallucinations.''

``Ma foi, he has an open look about him that pleases me, in spite of the singular remark he has made about me.''

``Oh,''cried she, without losing any of her cheerfulness,``this is singular!

``You are a singular man,''said Villefort.

``You know, Albert, women are singular creatures.

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