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unique

  

      adj  
1    being the only one of a particular type; single; sole  
2    without equal or like; unparalleled  
3    Informal   very remarkable or unusual  
4      (Maths)  
a    leading to only one result  
the sum of two integers is unique     
b    having precisely one value  
the unique positive square root of 4 is 2     
     (C17: via French from Latin unicus unparalleled, from unus one)  
   uniquely             adv  
  uniqueness      n  
Unique is normally taken to describe an absolute state, i.e. one that cannot be qualified; thus something is either unique or not unique; it cannot be rather unique or very unique. However, unique is sometimes used informally to mean very remarkable or unusual and this makes it possible to use comparatives or intensifiers with it, although many people object to this use  
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