What does unique mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleledadjective

    radically distinctive and without equal

    "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"

  2. unique(p)adjective

    (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality

    "a species unique to Australia"

  3. singular, uniqueadjective

    the single one of its kind

    "a singular example"; "the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"

  4. uniqueadjective

    highly unusual or rare but not the single instance

    "spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience"

Wiktionary

  1. uniqueadjective

    Being the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched.

  2. uniqueadjective

    Of a feature, such that only one holder has it.

  3. uniqueadjective

    (disputed) Of a rare quality.

  4. uniqueadjective

    (disputed) Unusual.

  5. Etymology: From unique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniqueadjective

    being without a like or equal; unmatched; unequaled; unparalleled; single in kind or excellence; sole

  2. Uniquenoun

    a thing without a like; something unequaled or unparalleled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unique

    ū-nēk′, adj. single or alone in any quality: without a like or equal.—adv. Unique′ly.—ns. Unique′ness; Uniq′uity. [Fr.,—L. unicusunus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. uniquenoun

    Not like any other, it's different in its own way, not similar to any other other.

    She is very unique in her character.


    Submitted by mutukuroselyne4 on May 10, 2022  

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Entomology

  1. Unique

    one only: unlike any other.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2325

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4486

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unique' in Adjectives Frequency: #311

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unique in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unique in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Raab:

    This is a unique document.

  2. Wesley D'Amico:

    Art is the freedom to create from start to finish something unique.

  3. Julian the Apostate:

    The idea of an incarnation of God is absurd: why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants, and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker? . . Christians are like a council of frogs in a marsh or a synod of worms on a dung-hill croaking and squeaking "for our sakes was the world created."

  4. Henrik Mueller:

    The UK situation is unique, it's an ideal environment for this kind of analysis because the public is polarized around one question - Brexit - which is easier to track on social media.

  5. Renato Solidum:

    Taal is a very small volcano, but a dangerous volcano, it is unique because it is a volcano within a volcano.

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