existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics:
a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable:
Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.
limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area:
a species unique to Australia.
limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities:
Certain types of problems have unique solutions.
not typical; unusual:
She has a very unique smile.
the embodiment of unique characteristics; the only specimen of a given kind:
The unique is also the improbable.
being the only one of a particular type; single; sole
without equal or like; unparalleled
(informal) very remarkable or unusual
c.1600, “single, solitary,” from French unique, from Latin unicus “single, sole,” from unus “one” (see one). Meaning “forming the only one of its kind” is attested from 1610s; erroneous sense of “remarkable, uncommon” is attested from mid-19c.
[non-yuh-puh l] /ˈnɒn yə pəl/ adjective, Music. 1. having nine beats to the measure: a nonuple rhythm.
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[yoo-sij, -zij] /ˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ/ noun 1. a customary way of doing something; a custom or practice: the usages of the last 50 years. 2. the customary manner in which a language or a form of a language is spoken or written: English usage; a grammar based on usage rather than on arbitrary notions of […]
[verb yooz or for pt for mof 9, yoost; noun yoos] /verb yuz or for pt for mof 9, yust; noun yus/ verb (used with object), used, using. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one’s own purposes: to […]