singularity | sɪŋɡjʊˈlarɪti |

noun (pl. singularities)

  1. [ mass noun ]
    the state, fact, quality, or condition of being singular: he believed in the singularity of all cultures.

    • [ count noun ]
      a peculiarity or odd trait: it is a singularity of the book that it contains such a wealth of illustrations.
  2. Physics & Mathematics
    a point at which a function takes an infinite value, especially in space–time when matter is infinitely dense, such as at the centre of a black hole.
  3. (usu. the singularity) a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change: maybe the singularity just happened, and we didn’t notice.