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    unique - Dictionary definition and meaning for word unique

    Definition
    (adj) radically distinctive and without equal
    Example Sentence
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history
    Definition
    (adj) (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality
    Example Sentence
    • a species unique to Australia
    Definition
    (adj) the single one of its kind
    Synonyms : singular
    Example Sentence
    • a singular example
    • the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting
    • a unique copy of an ancient manuscript
    • certain types of problems have unique solutions
    Definition
    (adj) highly unusual or rare but not the single instance
    Example Sentence
    • spoke with a unique accent
    • had unique ability in raising funds
    • a frankness unique in literature
    • a unique dining experience
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unique

Unique and Alike are opposite words. While unique means something original, alike refers to something that is similar.

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