uniquely


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u·nique

 (yo͞o-nēk′)
adj.
1. Being the only one of its kind: the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting.
2. Characteristic only of a particular category or entity: a weather pattern that is unique to coastal areas.
3. Remarkable; extraordinary: a unique opportunity to buy a house.

[French, from Old French, from Latin ūnicus; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.]

u·nique′ly adv.
u·nique′ness n.
Usage Note: Unique may be the foremost example of an absolute term—a term that, in the eyes of traditional grammarians, should not allow comparison or modification by an adverb of degree like very, somewhat, or quite. Thus, most grammarians believe that it is incorrect to say that something is very unique or more unique than something else, though phrases such as nearly unique and almost unique are presumably acceptable, since in these cases unique is not modified by an adverb of degree. A substantial majority of the Usage Panel supports the traditional view. In our 2004 survey, 66 percent of the Panelists disapproved of the sentence Her designs are quite unique in today's fashion, although in our 1988 survey, 80 percent rejected this same sentence, suggesting that resistance to this usage may be waning. · In fact, the nontraditional modification of unique may be found in the work of many reputable writers and has certainly been put to effective use: "I am in the rather unique position of being the son, the grandson, and the great-grandson of preachers" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)."The creature is so unique in its style and appearance that the biologists who discovered it have given it not just its own species name ... but have moved way up the classification scale and declared that it is an entirely new phylum" (Natalie Angier). See Usage Notes at absolute, equal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.uniquely - so as to be uniqueuniquely - so as to be unique; "he could determine uniquely the properties of the compound"
Translations

uniquely

[juːˈniːklɪ] ADV she is uniquely qualified for the jobestá excepcionalmente capacitada para el puesto
to be uniquely placed to do sthencontrarse en una posición de excepción para hacer algo
a uniquely British characteristicuna característica exclusivamente británica

uniquely

[juːˈniːkli] adv
(= alone) uniquely among → cas unique parmi, à la différence des autres
(= specially) uniquely fragile → d'une fragilité peu commune
to be uniquely qualified to do sth → être le mieux apte à faire qch(la)
He considers himself uniquely qualified to be president → Il se considère le mieux apte à occuper les fonctions de président.
(= exclusively) → uniquement
The problem isn't uniquely American → Le problème n'est pas uniquement américain.

uniquely

adv (= solely)einzig und allein, nur; (= outstandingly)einmalig (inf), → unübertrefflich; uniquely suitedaußergewöhnlich geeignet; Mary is uniquely qualified for the jobMary hat einzigartige or außergewöhnliche Qualifikationen für die Stellung; uniquely among …einzigartig unter … (+dat)

uniquely

[juːˈniːklɪ] adv (talented) → eccezionalmente; (confined) → unicamente
this is a uniquely western phenomenon → è un fenomeno limitato al mondo occidentale
References in classic literature ?
This was another affair, and he assured himself continually that it was a uniquely different and difficult affair.
But we were uniquely young, this little Irish girl and I, and we walked hand in hand, and, sometimes, under the tutelage of our elders, with my arm around her waist.
A monopolar graph is called uniquely monopolar-partitionable if it has exactly one monopolar partition, that is, if (A, B) and (A', B') are both monopolar partitions of G then A = A' (and B = B').
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