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adjective unique pronunciation in American English /juˈnik/
  1. 1
    very special, unusual, or good
    You will be given the unique opportunity to study with one of Europe’s top chefs.
  2. 2
    not the same as anything or anyone else
    Each person’s DNA is unique.
    They have a totally unique approach to staff training.
  3. 3
    only existing or happening in one place or situation
    unique to: The problem is not unique to British students.

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