(Latin: one, single; a word element for number 1)
2. A support for a camera instead of a tripod.
2. An electrocardiogram that shows the potential detected by a single electrode.
In practice, this is obtained by using an exploring electrode and a second electrode; such as, a central terminal that is assumed to have zero potential.
2. Referring to those cells that produce a single type of daughter cell; e.g., a unipotent stem cell.
2. Different from others in a way that makes someone or something special and worthy of note: Jillian's job provided a unique opportunity for her to receive a great salary.
3. Limited to a particular person or thing: Many grammarians say that a thing is either unique or "not" unique and so it is incorrect to say that something is "very" unique or "more" unique than someone or anything else.
Writers should be aware that such constructions as most unique, etc. will result in harsh criticism or disapproval by better educated readers.4. Etymology: from Latin unicus, "only, single, sole, alone of its kind," from unus "one."
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Unique is unique; that is, it is one of a kind; and any other modifier is unnecessary and it is even considered to be an error in English usage!
The U.S. Department of Defense has also developed an identification scheme called UID.
2. Without an equal or equivalent; unparalleled.
Unique is normally meant to describe an absolute state; that is, one that cannot be qualified; thus, something is either unique or not unique; it cannot be rather unique or very unique.