(Mathematics) The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulo 12 have a characteristic of 12.

One of the three principles of dramatic structure derived by French neoclassicists from Aristotle's Poetics, stating that a drama should have but one plot, which should take place in a single day and be confined to a single locale.

(Statistics) For interval variables and ratio variables, a measure of difference between the observed value and the mean.

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Find another word for singularity. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for singularity, like: abnormality, curiosity, peculiarity, propensity, manner, irregularity, characteristic, quirk, oneness, singleness and unity.

Among other species are P. antisianus, P. fulgidus, P. auriceps and P. pavoninus, from various parts of South America, but though all are beautiful birds, none possess the wonderful singularity of the quezal.

An observer of very different mettle, the great lawyer d'Aguesseau, dwells on the "noble singularity, that gave him an almost prophetic air.

The singularity of its structure, its curious habits, and its peculiar economical value have naturally attracted no little attention from zoologists.

To complete Pliicker's theory it is necessary to take account of compound singularities; it might be possible, but it is at any rate difficult, to effect this by considering the curve as in course of description by the point moving along the rotating line; and it seems easier to consider the compound singularity as arising from the variation of an actually described curve with ordinary singularities.