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Defying imitation; matchless.

[Middle English, from Latin inimitābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + imitābilis, imitable (from imitārī, to imitate; see aim- in Indo-European roots).]

in·im′i·ta·bil′i·ty, in·im′i·ta·ble·ness n.
in·im′i·ta·bly adv.
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Since for Muslim believers the Qur'an is inimitable scripture (the inimitability of the Qur'an is an absolute dogma of Islamic theology), the negative portrayal of Jews represents a level of truth that is extremely difficult to question.
Collaboration is a higher-order resource that leverages and combines unique and complementary resources in ways that build inimitability and causal ambiguity to generate superior performance.
Yet there is just enough flux and flaw in these works--in, for instance, the spatter of tiny drips that invades their fields of otherwise pure white--that their inimitability is retained.
This framework leads to the discussion of the Quran and its inimitability.
The inimitability of the VRIN PSM practices stems from complex interaction processes inside the firm that are more difficult to observe and disentangle for outsiders in comparison with the PSM practices that do not meet VRIN criteria, such as the use of standard IT tools that are openly accessible in the market or practices that involve widely established, standardized procedures such as volume bundling.
Perhaps this constant, indelible inimitability is the greatest achievement of this group of 149 young musicians, but it is certainly not their only feat.
Combined with her background, identity, and disability, her vast work experience contributes to her inimitability.
Second, as shown in Figure 2, because of their proposed ability to promote CR complexity, rareness and inimitability, both constructs are hypothesized to moderate the relationship between CR and firm financial performance.
Ufone Golf - Kids Clinic is yet another revolutionary programme being launched by the telecom giant which is praiseworthy for its inimitability.
For example, whereas John Addington Symond's translation of the rather prolix and breathy Life of Benvenuto Cellini canonized the Florentine master as the antithesis of the machine age, the story of the casting of his famous statue of Perseus representing a supreme expression of the craftsman's autonomy and authenticity, Hawthorne's meditations on Cellini in The Scarlet Letter and the stories comprising Mosses from an Old Manse are rather more ambiguous, celebrating in complex ways "a language of workmanship beholden, like Cellini's Life, to represent both the artisan's habitual, durable practice and the inimitability and contingency of an unstandardized life" (71).