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. [1913 Webster]

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