Adjective "unique" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
  1. 'original and unique designs'
  2. 'A new book claims to give a unique insight into becoming a better driver.'
  3. 'All apartments are individually designed to give a unique look and feel to each property.'
  4. 'This will be a unique opportunity to see this fascinating film and its first screening in Britain.'
  5. 'Although the severity and scale of the crisis was unusual, such problems are not unique.'
  6. 'This trail can be picked up by anyone with the right scanner, which can identify an item by its unique signal.'
  7. 'I thought it was the right opportunity to observe a unique jungle drama and record it on film.'
  8. 'She used her skills as a graphic artist to create unusual images to give each a unique look.'
  9. 'In keeping with their unique sound, the recording process is also unusual.'
  10. 'They employed the unusual, if not unique, move of boycotting their own executive meetings.'
  11. 'So unique and unusual is the table that it has pride of place in the front window.'
  12. 'It is a myth to claim that this is an experience unique to expatriate life.'
  13. 'A number unique to each handset can be used to identify and render stolen phones inoperable.'
  14. 'One attraction completely unique to Rotterdam is the famous cube houses.'
  15. 'Most males do not survive this process, which seems to be unique to Latrodectus hasselti.'
  16. 'The one opportunity you don't want to miss out on is something unique to the island and truly special.'
  17. 'The story goes on to say, however, that video surveillance is not unique to China.'
  18. 'You see, we came together as the Association of Muslim Police because we have interests which are unique to us.'
  19. 'The Sierra Nevada is particularly rich in them, with 50 varieties unique to the mountains.'
  20. 'There is no brain chemistry unique to the pit bull that makes it unpredictable.'
  21. 'That the USA has just one film in the official competition is not unique to Moscow.'
  22. 'a unique opportunity to see the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet'
  23. 'This extraordinary and unique piece is the first in a series of new work focusing on mythology.'
  24. 'It's been a unique opportunity for young dancers in Swindon as all the teachers began with us.'
  25. 'However, by the opening of his act we knew that this was to be a remarkably unique performance.'
  26. 'You have to be nice to people to convince them that lending their work of art is a unique opportunity.'
  27. 'As it is rarely seen outside Japan this is a unique opportunity for people in New Zealand to view it.'
  28. 'The recent turmoil in the US energy market has created a unique opportunity for the new firm.'
  29. 'I have to admit that this is not my scene, but this tradition certainly adds something unique to the English scene.'
  30. 'This is a unique opportunity to get hands on experience of museum work.'
  31. 'Games developers in the city will have a unique opportunity to get close to a potential major player in the industry.'
  32. 'Once again all the banks spotted the unique opportunity of this market at exactly the same time.'


A unique person or thing.
  1. 'One of Quebec's best-known impressionist painters, Sammoun is represented in the United States by Marco Fine Art of El Segundo, Calif., which also publishes the artist's hand-painted uniques in editions of 200 pieces on canvas.'
  2. 'The second-order jackknife estimator incorporates the number of uniques, duplicates, and the number of quadrats sampled.'


1. existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript.

2. having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint.

3. limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia.

4. limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions.

5. not typi

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be unique in things."

"people can be unique in things."

"names can be unique on pages."

"identifiers can be unique on pages."

"problems can be unique to things."

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Early 17th century: from French, from Latin unicus, from unus ‘one’.