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EN[juˈniːk] [-iːk]
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    Definition of unique in English Dictionary

  • NounPLuniquesPREuni-SUF-ique
    1. A thing without a like; something unequalled or unparallelled.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore uniqueSUPmost unique
      1. (not comparable) Being the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched.
        1. Perhaps the reader will wonder why we have placed our " beings " on a sphere rather than on another closed surface. But this choice has its justification in the fact that, of all closed surfaces, the sphere is unique in possessing the property that all points on it are equivalent.
      2. Of a feature, such that only one holder has it.
        1. Particular, characteristic.
          1. (proscribed) Of a rare quality, unusual.
            1. And as I look back, it seems to me that we were fairly unique, the sixty of us, in that there wasn’t one good mixer in the bunch.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The species produces andrastin A, curvulic acid, penicillic acid and xanthoepocin, and has unique partial β-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences.
            • Other unique phenotypic features in our case were strabismus, severe oral apraxia, and joint hyperlaxity, which are all supposedly part of the phenotype of this de novo KCND3 mutation.
            • Subsequently this infers that Australovenator and megaraptorids alike possessed a unique manus function most likely associated with predation.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. fr unique
            2. en uniquely
            3. fr uniques
            4. fr uniquement
            5. en uniqueness
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of unique for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "unique" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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