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Word of the Day 08/22/20 Singularity

Singularity (noun)
singularity [ sing-gyuh-lar-i-tee ]


noun, plural sin·gu·lar·i·ties for 2-4.
1. the state, fact, or quality of being singular.
2. a singular, unusual, or unique quality; peculiarity.
3. Mathematics. singular point.
4. Astronomy. (in general relativity) the mathematical representation of a black hole.
5. Usually the singularity. Also called technological singularity. a hypothesized future era or event when exponential improvements in computer intelligence and advances in technology will result in an acute change in human society and evolution.

OTHER WORDS FROM SINGULARITY
non·sin·gu·lar·i·ty, noun, plural non·sin·gu·lar·i·ties.

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Origin: First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English singularite, from Middle French singularité or Late Latin singulāritās (stem singulāritāt- ); see origin at singular, -ity

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SINGULARITY
The effect of the singularity not on an AI, but on an actual human mind—a mind that has been uploaded.
HOW ‘TRANSCENDENCE’ DIRECTOR WALLY PFISTER BECAME CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S SECRET WEAPON|ANDREW ROMANO|APRIL 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The singularity as well as the high level of quality of their collections particularly impressed the experts.
#BELFIE QUEEN GOES HIGH-FASHION; LVMH ANNOUNCES YOUNG DESIGNER FINALISTS|THE FASHION BEAST TEAM|MARCH 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST

This is technology that deals with the developments that are promised to come once we reach the singularity.
NERDINESS FROM NOAH: ALPHA CENTAURI|NOAH KRISTULA-GREEN|MARCH 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and CEO of the X Prize Foundation and cofounder and chairman of Singularity University.
THE WORLD IS GETTING BETTER, ARGUES NEW BOOK, ‘ABUNDANCE’|SAM HARRIS|FEBRUARY 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST

France, in particular, clung to the Gaullist illusion of its singularity and remained aloof to close trans-Atlantic ties.
MY SOBER CELEBRATION WITH NIXON|PETER G. PETERSON|JUNE 12, 2009|DAILY BEAST

Haredale, my dear friend, pardon me if I think you are not sufficiently impressed with its singularity.
BARNABY RUDGE|CHARLES DICKENS

Among these is one on the tomb of a smith, which on account of its singularity, I here copy and send you.
TRAVELS IN ENGLAND IN 1782|CHARLES P. MORITZ

It is true that all who knew him remarked the singularity of his habits.
THE WIDOW LEROUGE|EMILE GABORIAU

My reflections were naturally suggested by the singularity of this echo.
MEMOIRS OF CARWIN THE BILOQUIST|CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN

It was in the same place I observed a singularity, which I submit to the understanding of my readers.
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY|CHARLOTTE-ADLADE [NE PICARD] DARD

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