singleton

/sing"geuhl teuhn/, n.
1. a person or thing occurring singly, esp. an individual set apart from others: a research program involving twins and singletons.
2. Cards. a card that is the only one of a suit in a hand.
3. Math. a set consisting of one given element.
[1875-80; SINGLE + -TON]

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      town, east-central New South Wales, Australia, on the Hunter River. Founded in 1820, it was first known as St. Patrick's Plain and then renamed in 1822 after an early settler, Benjamin Singleton. Proclaimed a town in 1836, it became a municipality in 1866 and a shire in 1976. Located on a highway and major rail lines, the town is the centre for a large cooperative dairy association that supplies Sydney (94 miles [151 km] southwest) with dairy produce. Cattle, sheep, wine grapes, and vegetables are also raised in the district, and high-grade coal is mined and hardwoods are cut. The town's industry includes food processing, sawmilling, joinery, engineering, and leatherworking. The area in which Singleton is situated is liable to floods. Singleton is the site of St. Catherine's College. Pop. (2006) local government area, 21,937.

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