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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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At present, for wide classes of singularly perturbed boundary value problems with elliptic and ordinary differential equations, and for initial boundary value problems with parabolic equations, special numerical methods based on standard difference schemes on grids condensing in boundary layers have been developed and well studied whose solutions converge [epsilon]-uniformly in the maximum norm (see, e.g., [1,2,6,10,11] and the bibliography therein).
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the singularly perturbed delay differential equation (see [1-4]).
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Also, considering the fact that time delay is so frequently encountered in engineering systems [3, 4], the stabilization problem of time-delay singularly perturbed systems should be of great interest.
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She seems singularly unaware of the strength of passion that unnecessary development causes and the anger that a heedless council generates.
They need more space than courgettes so are ideal for growing on an allotment, but sow indoors singularly in 9cm pots at around 13-15C in spring, hardening them off before planting out.
But he added: "The advice received was singularly inadequate and incompetent."