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su·i ge·ne·ris(so͞o′ī′ jĕn′ər-ĭs, so͞o′ē)
Being the only example of its kind; unique: "sui generis works like Mary Chesnut's Civil War diary" (Linda Orr).
[Latin suī generis : suī, of its own + generis, genitive of genus, kind.]
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sui generis(ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs)
[Latin, literally: of its own kind]
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su•i ge•ne•ris(ˈsu i ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu aɪ)
of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
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A Latin phrase meaning of its own kind, used to describe something considered unique.
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|Adj.||1.||sui generis - constituting a class of its own; unique; "a history book sui generis"; "sui generis works like Mary Chestnut's Civil War diary"|
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
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adj → sui generis (geh), → einzig(artig)
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