noun Date: circa 1746 1. [from its having only one thickness of cloth] chiefly British an athletic jersey; also undershirt 2. an atom or molecule that has no net electronic magnetic moment; also an excited state of an atom or molecule that is a singlet

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  • singlet — ● singlet nom masculin En Belgique, maillot de corps. singlet n. m. (Afr. subsah., Belgique) Maillot de corps. (V. camisole, sens 2, et chemisette, sens 3.) ⇒SINGLET, subst. masc. Région. (Belgique). ,,Gilet de corps (HANSE Nouv. 1983).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Singlet — may refer to: * singlet state, in theoretical physics, a quantum state with zero spin * in spectroscopy, an entity appearing as a single peak; see NMR spectroscopy * in optics, a single lens element, the building blocks of lens systems; see lens… …   Wikipedia

  • singlet — singlét s. m., pl. singléţi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SINGLÉT s. m. linie spectrală unică, produsă prin tranziţia unui sistem cuantic între două nivele energetice. (după fr. singulet) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Singlet — Sin glet, n. An unlined or undyed waistcoat; a single garment; opposed to {doublet}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • singlet — unlined woolen garment, c.1746, from SINGLE (Cf. single) (adj.) in clothing sense of unlined, of one thickness (late 14c.) + et …   Etymology dictionary

  • singlet — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a vest or similar sleeveless garment. ORIGIN originally denoting a man s short jacket: from SINGLE(Cf. ↑singly) (because the garment was unlined) …   English terms dictionary

  • singlet — [siŋ′glit] n. [< SINGLE, modeled on DOUBLET] 1. Brit. a man s undershirt, esp. a sleeveless one 2. [Austral. & N.Z.] a short sleeved or sleeveless knit top, as a T shirt or tank top 3. any single thing that usually exists in combination;… …   English World dictionary

  • singlet — [[t]sɪ̱ŋglət[/t]] singlets 1) N COUNT A singlet is a sleeveless sports shirt worn by athletes and boxers. [BRIT] ...a grubby running singlet. Syn: vest 2) N COUNT A singlet is a plain sleeveless piece of underwear which is worn on the upper half… …   English dictionary

  • singlet — UK [ˈsɪŋɡlət] / US noun [countable] Word forms singlet : singular singlet plural singlets British 1) a shirt with no sleeves that you wear to play some sports such as basketball 2) a piece of clothing with no sleeves that a man wears under a… …   English dictionary

  • singlet — noun /ˈsɪŋɡlʌt/ a) A vest, or a similar sleeveless item of clothing Winston wrenched his body out of bed naked, for a member of the Outer Party received only 3,000 clothing coupons annually, and a suit of pyjamas was 600 and seized a dingy… …   Wiktionary

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