Share this entry

Share this page

unique

Pronunciation: /jʊˈniːk/

Translation of unique in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (sole) (no comparative/sin comparativo) [specimen/example/collection] únicounique to sb/sth a characteristic unique to man una característica que les es exclusiva a los seres humanos plants unique to this region plantas que solo se dan or que se dan exclusivamente en esta región
    Example sentences
    • His logic is still unique, but unlike his huge stage, his canvas hasn't broadened.
    • Only mankind is unique, in that unlike the fox, he kills his own species by the tens of thousands.
    • The brain is unique in that, unlike any other organ, it can tell you about itself.
    1.2 (unparalleled) (no comparative/sin comparativo) único, excepcional 1.3 (unusual) [criticized usage/uso criticado] especial, extraordinario
    Example sentences
    • However, by the opening of his act we knew that this was to be a remarkably unique performance.
    • As it is rarely seen outside Japan this is a unique opportunity for people in New Zealand to view it.
    • This is a unique opportunity to get hands on experience of museum work.

Definition of unique in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cura
f
cure …
Cultural fact of the day

In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.