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singular

adjective different, distinct, eccentric, eminent, especial, exceptional, exclusive, individual, isolated, lone, matchless, nonpareil, odd, out of the ordinary, particular, peculiar, peerless, queer, rare, remarkable, separate, single, singularis, sole, special, unaccompanied, uncommon, uncustomary, unexampled, unicus, unique, unparalleled, unusual
See also: certain, distinct, distinctive, eccentric, extraordinary, individual, infrequent, irregular, nonconforming, notable, noteworthy, novel, only, original, particular, peculiar, personal, portentous, private, prodigious, rare, remarkable, renowned, separate, several, sole, special, specific, unaccustomed, uncanny, uncommon, unilateral, unique, unprecedented, unusual

SINGULAR, construction. In grammar the singular is used to express only one, not plural. Johnson.
     2. In law, the singular frequently includes the plural. A bequest to "my nearest relation," for example, will be considered as a bequest to all the relations in the same degree, who are nearest to the testator. 1 Ves. sen. 337; 1 Bro. C. C. 293. A bequest made to "my heir," by a person who had three heirs, will be construed in the plural. 4 Russ. C. C. 384.
     3. The same rule obtains in the civil law: In usu juris frequenter uti nos singulari appellationie, am plura significari vellemus. Dig. 50, l6, 158.

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The process by which this is effected is somewhat singular.
The singular incident made, as you may think, the deepest impression upon me, and I pondered over it and turned it every way in my mind without being able to make anything of it.
It looks as if they always send their singular warning or token before them when starting upon their mission.
Several genera (Flustra Eschara, Cellaria, Crisia, and others) agree in having singular moveable organs (like those of Flustra avicularia, foun in the European seas) attached to their cells.
Whe one of the vulture-like heads was cut off from the cell, th lower mandible retained its power of opening and closing Perhaps the most singular part of their structure is, tha when there were more than two rows of cells on a branch the central cells were furnished with these appendages, o only one-fourth the size of the outside ones.
It seems now pretty well established tha plants propagated by buds all partake of a common duratio of life; and it is familiar to every one, what singular an numerous peculiarities are transmitted with certainty, b buds, layers, and grafts, which by seminal propagation neve or only casually reappear
She had--she has--a singular taste in reading," I managed to say, mastering my agitation.
Let me draw readers' attention to the singular verb-form (is) which occurs immediately after the word today: 'the only functional ones today is the convention centre and the about one kilometre monorail.
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Their topics include the degree of uniform approximation by generalized discrete singular operators, Voronovskaya-like asymptotic expansion for generalized discrete singular operators, global smoothness preservation and simultaneous approximation by generalized discrete singular operators, the degree of Lp approximation for multivariate generalized discrete singular operators, and the degree of approximation by multivariate complex generalized discrete singular operators.