Unique meaning

yo͝o-nēk
The definition of unique is one of a kind.

An example of unique is a necklace with a personalized message on the charm.

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Highly unusual, extraordinary, rare, etc.
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Being the only one of its kind.

The unique existing example of Donne's handwriting.

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Characteristic only of a particular category or entity.

A weather pattern that is unique to coastal areas.

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Distinctively associated with or characteristic of a particular group, category, condition, location, etc.
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(disputed) Of a rare quality.
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A thing without a like; something unequalled or unparallelled.
noun
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One and only; single; sole.

A unique specimen.

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(not comparable) Being the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched.
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Having no like or equal; unparalleled.

A unique achievement.

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Of a feature, such that only one holder has it.
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(disputed) Unusual.
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Remarkable; extraordinary.

A unique opportunity to buy a house.

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Origin of unique

  • French from Old French from Latin ūnicus oi-no- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French unique.

    From Wiktionary