What does unique mean?

Definitions for unique
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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. Young Upper West Siders Ella:

    When Amanda picks out the clothes, it’s more unique and trendy — it’s that perfect combination, i do n’t always like what she picks out.

  2. Aaron Franklin:

    I really can’t explain why the people wait in line for five or six hours, but it’s become this whole tailgating experience, people make mimosas and bloody marys. It’s bigger than the barbecue. I think it's just become a unique thing to the Austin community.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I, like everybody who served as secretary of state, have a unique perspective, when you leave the secretary of state office, people from all perspectives want to know, ‘ What do you think’s going on in the world ? ’ I think that’s actually a useful conversation. Like all my predecessors I gave speeches to a wide variety of groups and it was predominantly about what’s going on in the world.

  4. Robert Boessenecker:

    There are many other unique and strange early dolphins and baleen whales from Oligocene aged rocks in Charleston, South Carolina, because the Oligocene epoch is the time when filter feeding and echolocation first evolved, and since marine mammal localities of that time are scarce worldwide, the fossils from Charleston offer the most complete window into the early evolution of these groups.

  5. Joao Mario:

    Taking part in a final at this moment in my career, I don't think about the physical issue. This is a unique opportunity and I want to make the most of it if I'm picked.

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