What does unique mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled(adj)

    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)(adj)

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

    "a species unique to Australia"

  3. singular, unique(adj)

    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. unique(adj)

    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. unique(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From unique.

  2. unique(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From unique.

  3. unique(Adjective)

    (disputed) Of a rare quality.

    Etymology: From unique.

  4. unique(Adjective)

    (disputed) Unusual.

    Etymology: From unique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unique(adj)

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

  2. Unique(noun)

    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.]

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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

How to pronounce unique?

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How to say unique in sign language?

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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. Larry Hall:

    Our clients are sold on the unique advantage of having a luxury second home that also happens to be a nuclear hardened bunker, this aspect allows our clients to invest in an appreciating asset as opposed to an expense.

  2. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

    This is a very unique set of circumstances, and it requires a unique set of extraordinary efforts.

  3. Jon Sakoda:

    We are excited to partner with this world-class team to build a unique media platform that can transform the relationship between athletes and their fans.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only passion for excellence/uniqueness to be perceptive. That infers, until/unless you are passionate to be excellent/unique in whatever you are doing currently, that's when you can/will start having/gaining acute/deep/critical insight into it, even into mysteries/incomprehensibles/unfathomables and stuffs like that.

  5. Wayne Vassell:

    For me the NHS means a lot because it's a unique model that provides care to people irrespective of background and income.

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