Essential Meaning of unique
1 —used to say that something or someone is unlike anything or anyone else The shape of each and every snowflake is unique.His talents make him truly unique.
2 : very special or unusual a unique opportunity a unique feature/characteristic See More ExamplesShe's in the unique position of running for office against her husband. Humans are unique among mammals in several respects.
3 : belonging to or connected with only one particular thing, place, or person
Full Definition of unique
1 : being the only one : sole his unique concern was his own comfort I can't walk away with a unique copy. Suppose I lost it?— Kingsley Amis the unique factorization of a number into prime factors
c : able to be distinguished from all others of its class or type : distinct sense 1 You will see an assortment of digital tags that let the Web site identify your computer as a unique visitor.— Peter H. Lewis
3 : unusual a very unique ball-point pen we were fairly unique, the sixty of us, in that there wasn't one good mixer in the bunch— J. D. Salinger
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