When we have reached as far back into some history as we can theoretically go, like for instance in describing the precise theoretical moment when time began we have reached a singularity.
Is there a word to describe that state?
It seems like the obvious answer is 'singular'. To us it in a sentence I might say:
The moment when time began is the singular moment in history.
My question is two-fold:
- Would this be the correct use of the word singular?
- Is their another word I could use instead of singular?
Based on the comments below it would appear that the answer to my first question is no. I will amend my example sentence to be:
The moment time began is the ____ moment in history.
So my question is what is the best word to fill in the blank?
Another example that describes the concept that I am looking for would be a train moving from a complete stop. There is a precise moment when a train begins to move, though most often we describe that moment in terms of two distinct states when it was moving and when it was still. I am looking for the word to describe the moment when the movement began. I know that it is an infinitely dense moment and that is described by singularity. I am looking for the tense of that word, singularity, that completes the sentence.