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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin unicus, from unus 'one'

unique

adjective
     
u‧nique S3 W2 [no comparative]
1 informal unusually good and special:
a unique opportunity to study these rare creatures
2 being the only one of its kind:
Each person's fingerprints are unique.
3

unique to somebody/something

existing only in a particular place or in relation to a particular person or people:
The issues being discussed here are not unique to the US.
uniquely adverb:
an actor uniquely suited to the part
uniqueness noun [uncountable]

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