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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unique  \U*nique"\,  a.  [F.  unique;  cf  It  unico;  from  L.  unicus, 
  from  unus  one  See  {One}.] 
  Being  without  a  like  or  equal;  unmatched;  unequaled; 
  unparalleled;  single  in  kind  or  excellence;  sole.  -- 
  {U*nique"ly},  adv  --  {U*nique"ness},  n. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unique  \U*nique"\,  n. 
  A  thing  without  a  like  something  unequaled  or  unparalleled. 
  The  phenix,  the  unique  pf  birds.  --De  Quincey. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  radically  distinctive  and  without  equal;  "he  is  alone  in  the 
  field  of  microbiology";  "this  theory  is  altogether 
  alone  in  its  penetration  of  the  problem";  "Bach  was 
  unique  in  his  handling  of  counterpoint";  "craftsmen 
  whose  skill  is  unequaled";  "unparalleled  athletic 
  ability";  "a  breakdown  of  law  unparalleled  in  our 
  history"  [syn:  {alone(p)},  {unequaled},  {unequalled}, 
  2:  (followed  by  `to')  applying  exclusively  to  a  given  category 
  or  condition  or  locality;  "a  species  unique  to  Australia" 
  [syn:  {unique(p)}] 
  3:  the  single  one  of  its  kind  "a  singular  example";  "the 
  unique  existing  example  of  Donne's  handwriting";  "a  unique 
  copy  of  an  ancient  manuscript";  "certain  types  of  problems 
  have  unique  solutions"  [syn:  {singular}] 
  4:  highly  unusual  or  rare  but  not  the  single  instance;  "spoke 
  with  a  unique  accent";  "had  unique  ability  in  raising 
  funds";  "a  frankness  unique  in  literature";  "a  unique 
  dining  experience" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  {portable}  {job  control  language}. 
  ["The  UNIQUE  Command  Language  -  Portable  Job  Control", 
  I.A.  Newman,  Proc  DATAFAIR  73,  1973,  pp  353-357]. 

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