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Generally I'm wide open to people; I love helping them in any way I possibly can. But for me to invest, a business has to have a lot of creative scale; it has to be unique.
J. Christopher Burch

Meaning of "unique" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UNIQUE

Via French from Latin ūnicus unparalleled, from ūnus one.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UNIQUE

unique  [juːˈniːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNIQUE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unique is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNIQUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Uniqueness quantification

In mathematics and logic, the phrase "there is one and only one" is used to indicate that exactly one object with a certain property exists. In mathematical logic, this sort of quantification is known as uniqueness quantification or unique existential quantification. Uniqueness quantification is often denoted with the symbols "∃!" or ∃=1". For example, the formal statement may be read aloud as "there is exactly one natural number n such that n - 2 = 4".

Definition of unique in the English dictionary

The first definition of unique in the dictionary is being the only one of a particular type; single; sole. Other definition of unique is without equal or like; unparalleled. Unique is also very remarkable or unusual.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNIQUE


biunique
ˌbaɪjuːˈniːk
dominique
ˌdɒmɪˈniːk
dvornik
ˈdvɔːniːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
microtechnique
ˌmaɪkrəʊtɛkˈniːk
nonunique
ˌnɒnjuːˈniːk
ortanique
ˌɔːtəˈniːk
penneech
pɛˈniːk
sneak
sniːk
technic
tɛkˈniːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
veronique
ˌverəˈniːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNIQUE

uniparous
unipartite
uniped
unipersonal
unipersonality
uniplanar
unipod
unipolar
unipolarity
unipotent
unique selling point
uniquely
uniqueness
uniramose
uniramous
unironed
unironic
unironically
unirradiated
unirrigated

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNIQUE

Alexander technique
applique
boutique
clique
crampon technique
critique
cut-up technique
Delphi technique
fique
moulding technique
Mozambique
mystique
oblique
physique
pique
plastique
politique
pratique
programme evaluation and review technique
split-screen technique

Synonyms and antonyms of unique in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNIQUE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unique» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unique

Translation of «unique» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNIQUE

Find out the translation of unique to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unique from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unique» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

独特的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

único
570 millions of speakers

English

unique
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अद्वितीय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَرِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уникальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

único
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

unique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Unik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einzigartig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

独特の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

독특한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

duy nhất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனிப்பட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अद्वितीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

benzersiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyjątkowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

унікальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοναδικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

unieke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unique

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIQUE»

The term «unique» is very widely used and occupies the 1.447 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIQUE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unique

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNIQUE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unique.
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Aberjhani
The political, social, and spiritual impact of the life example set by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela might be measured in part by the profound and unique gestures made by people in different countries to honor his life upon learning of his death.
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Primo Angeli
The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset.
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Will Arnett
No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted.
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Scott Aukerman
There's definitely something about the structure of 'Caddyshack' that is unique that no one has ever been able to achieve since then.
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James Broughton
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
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J. Christopher Burch
Generally I'm wide open to people; I love helping them in any way I possibly can. But for me to invest, a business has to have a lot of creative scale; it has to be unique.
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Edward Burtynsky
Like all animals, human beings have always taken what they want from nature. But we are the rogue species. We are unique in our ability to use resources on a scale and at a speed that our fellow species can't.
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Susan Cain
Most people who have grown up introverted in this very extroverted culture of ours have had painful experiences of feeling like they are out of step with what's expected of them. Parenting can pose unique challenges for introverted parents, who fear that their own painful experiences will be repeated in their children's lives.
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Bill Condon
Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique.
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Harry Connick, Jr.
You won't talk to anybody who breaks lyrics down more thoroughly. It's just a complete deconstruction, and when you start to rebuild, nobody has the capacity to do it like me. Which is not to say I'm better, it's just that there's a unique quality to everyone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNIQUE»

Discover the use of unique in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unique and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Unique
With only two hundred dollars, Unique packed her suitcase and headed to New York City for a brand new start. It’s there that Unique meets big time boxing promoter, Kennard and it is love at first sight.
Nikki Turner, 2012
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I Am Utterly Unique: Celebrating the Strengths of Children ...
" Each page of this playful alphabet book presents one of the many talents and abilities of children on the autism spectrum.
Elaine Marie Larson, 2006
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Is the Holocaust Unique?: Perspectives on Comparative Genocide
In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide?
Alan S. Rosenbaum, 2008
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Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture ...
His insights provide you the coaching you need to prepare for your next ministry chapter." —Reggie McNeal, author, The Present Future "If you don't know the unique purpose of your church, read this book now!" —Jim Tomberlin, founder, ...
Will Mancini, 2010
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Unique
Dominic has always been a disappointment to his ambitious father, but he has never understood why.
Alison Allen-Gray, 2009
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Geisha: A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance, and Art
But just who are geisha? This book delves into their lives and history with detailed coverage of their training, their costumes, and the intricate world of tradition in which they live and work.
John Gallagher, 2003
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The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature ...
Let author Carmen Torbus inspire you to new creative highs in this collection of hands-on techniques and heartfelt stories from 16 artists who have worked through their own artistic struggles and stalls to emerge triumphant, with looks ...
Carmen Torbus, 2011
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Unique Handmade Books
Provides instructions on making a variety of books along with information on tools and materials.
Alisa Golden, 2003
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Alexander the Great: The Unique History of Quintus Curtius
Much of what we know comes from the history of Quintus Curtius, who wrote a history of Alexander in the first century AD. Baynham explores Curtius' historical style and his presentation of the legendary king.
Elizabeth Baynham, 1998
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Glyphosate: A Unique Global Herbicide
Glyphosate is a popular global post-emergent perennial herbicide. This volume is a comprehensive review of glyphosate's history, properties, chemistry, biology, formulation, technology, enzymology, and structure/activity relationship.
John E. Franz, Michael K. Mao, James A. Sikorski, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNIQUE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unique is used in the context of the following news items.
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West Virginia Restaurant Week begins; Division of Tourism releases …
Restaurants listed in the popular “101 Unique Places to Dine” brochure are locally owned and operated establishments, chosen by popular vote by the public. «State Journal, Jul 15»
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Unique Fabricating, Inc. to Ring NYSE Closing Bell on Monday, July …
Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market. «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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'WWE 2K16' Will Have Over 120 Unique Character Models, Double …
Just so we're clear, the 120+ unique Superstar/Diva models we mentioned last week are all shipping with the game. #WWE2k16LargestRosterEver. «Tech Times, Jun 15»
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WWE 2K16 to Feature Over 120 Unique Superstars, Divas …
One of the developers from 2K has confirmed that this year's WWE 2K16 video game will feature over 120 “unique models”. That means there will be over 120 ... «Wrestlezone, Jun 15»
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Three-star recruit, MacDuffie School guard Unique McLean commits …
MacDuffie's Unique McLean turns to carry the ball up the court against Commonwealth Academy during the 2015 Hoophall Classic. (Annie ... «MassLive.com, Jun 15»
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TrueCar sees May site traffic to reach record 6.2 million unique visitors
The company said total number of unique visitors to TrueCar sites are expected to rise 40 percent to 6.2 million in May from a year earlier, boosted by holiday ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Heartwarming Pandora ad proves the connection between mother …
The video titled “The Unique Connection” ends by stating “All women are unique.” It already has been viewed more than 4.7 million times on YouTube. «WGN-TV, Apr 15»
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Axwave's Unique Viewership Numbers Show That Nearly 30% of All …
“Over 40% of TV households in the U.S. subscribe to OTT services,” said Damian Scavo, Axwave CEO. “The data that we have been collecting provides unique ... «Business Wire, Apr 15»
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Metallica - New Album Will Be 'Heavy' But 'Unique' Says Trujillo
Metallica's new album will be heavy (as fans have come to expect), but “unique” according to the band's bass player, Robert Trujillo. One of the biggest bands on ... «The Inquisitr, Apr 15»
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Map: The most unique job in every state
They then compared the expected concentration relative to a state's population to the actual concentration, to calculate the most unique job in each state, which ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»

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