Word family noun uniqueness adjective unique adverb uniquely
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishuniqueu‧nique /juːˈniːk/ ●●● S3 W2 AWL adjective [no comparative] 1 informalDIFFERENT unusually good and special This is a unique opportunity to study these rare creatures.GrammarPeople sometimes use ‘very’ with unique in this meaning, but this use is often considered to be incorrect. 2 ONLYbeing the only one of its kind Each person’s fingerprints are unique.see thesaurus at different3 unique to somebody/somethinguniqueness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
uniqueEvery person is unique.The book is certainly very rare, and possibly unique.She has a unique ability of communicate with animals of all kinds.It was a unique achievement - no-one has ever won the championship five times before.The power of speech makes the human race unique among animals.a unique business opportunityA fine farmhouse tea awaits those who complete this medium paced walk in the unique Cheviot landscape of Northumberland.They have only a vague idea about the unique culture around them.The accessing of such unique documents and the creation of new versions would be logged for future research purposes.The exhibition provided a unique opportunity to see all of the artist's work.This vacation offers a unique opportunity to visit some of the most remote mountain areas of the region.On their own bikes, wearing their unique outfits, contestants will haul clunky parcels between checkpoints.It's not a unique product plan, as Sippl himself is first to admit.Pimm's is produced to the original unique recipe and bottled at Laindon.Joan has a unique talent for languages.the unique wildlife of the Galapagos IslandsEvery child is unique, with their own needs, preferences and talents.
Origin unique (1600-1700) French Latin unicus, from unus one