unique Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
alone; unequaled; unequalled; unparalleled.
- 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
adjective satellite (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality
- a species unique to Australia
adjective satellite 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
adjective satellite 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
; cf. It. unico
; from L. unicus
, from unus
one. See One
- Being without a like or equal; unmatched; unequaled; unparalleled; single in kind or excellence; sole. -- U*nique"ly, adv. -- U*nique"ness, n.
- A thing without a like; something unequaled or unparalleled. R.
The phenix, the unique pf birds.
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