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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sin·gu·lar·i·ty /ˌsɪŋgjəˈlærəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·gu·lar·i·ty n.; pl. Singularities
 1. The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
    Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth corn.   --Sir. W. Raleigh.
    I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.   --Addison.
 2. Anything singular, rare, or curious.
 Your gallery
 Have we passed through, not without much content
 In many singularities.   --Shak.
 3. Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
    No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].   --Hooker.
    Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.   --Bp. Pearson.
 4. Celibacy. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity
           distinguished him from all his companions" [syn: uniqueness]
      2: strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual