What is unique?

  • (adj): The single one of its kind.
    Example: "The unique existing example of Donne's handwriting"; "a unique copy of an ancient manuscript"; "certain types of problems have unique solutions"
    Synonyms: singular
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on unique:

Never The Bride
... an English band, founded around 1991, fronted by unique vocalist Bristol born singing star Nikki Lamborn, who co-writes original songs with Catherine Feeney, commonly referred to by ... an exceptionally talented songwriter who brings a unique blend of strength and melody to each song ... Country, Jazz and Soul, each live music event is a unique experience ...
Unique, Just Like Everyone Else - Track Listing
... Deepspace5 Mars Ill Listener The EP The Night We Called It a Day Unique, Just Like Everyone Else The Future Ain't What It Used To Be ...
Subfunctor - Definition
... A functor F1→Set maps the unique object of 1 to some set S and the unique identity arrow of 1 to the identity function 1S on S ... A subfunctor G of F maps the unique object of 1 to a subset T of S and maps the unique identity arrow to the identity function 1T on T ...

More definitions of "unique":

  • (adj): (followed by 'to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality.
    Example: "A species unique to Australia"
  • (adj): Highly unusual or rare but not the single instance.
    Example: "Spoke with a unique accent"; "had unique ability in raising funds"; "a frankness unique in literature"; "a unique dining experience"

Famous quotes containing the word unique:

    An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. We call intuition here the sympathy by which one is transported into the interior of an object in order to coincide with what there is unique and consequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known.
    Henri Bergson (1859–1941)

    Most women of [the WW II] generation have but one image of good motherhood—the one their mothers embodied. . . . Anything done “for the sake of the children” justified, even ennobled the mother’s role. Motherhood was tantamount to martyrdom during that unique era when children were gods. Those who appeared to put their own needs first were castigated and shunned—the ultimate damnation for a gender trained to be wholly dependent on the acceptance and praise of others.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    The unique random blend
    Of families and fashions, there
    At last begin to loosen.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)