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"unique" in British English

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uniqueadjective

uk   /juːˈniːk/  us   /juːˈniːk/
B2 being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way: Each person's genetic code is unique except in the case of identical twins. I'd recognize your handwriting anywhere - it's unique. Do not miss this unique opportunity to buy all six pans at half the recommended price. As many as 100 species of fish, some unique to (= only found in) these waters, may have been affected by the pollution.

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uniquely
adverb uk   /juːˈniːk.li/  us   /juːˈniːk.li/
He's uniquely qualified to run this agency.
uniqueness
noun [U] uk   /juːˈniːk.nəs/  us   /juːˈniːk.nəs/
(Definition of unique from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unique" in American English

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uniqueadjective

 us   /jʊˈnik/
being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual or special in some way: Each person’s DNA is unique.
uniquely
adverb  us   /jʊˈni·kli/
He's uniquely qualified to run this agency.
uniqueness
noun [U]  /jʊˈnik·nəs/
(Definition of unique from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unique" in Business English

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uniqueadjective

uk   us   /juːˈniːk/
something that is unique is unusual or the only one of its type: Fast-growing companies are in a unique position to attract the best candidates. Over the past 15 years, she has made a unique contribution to the country's business environment. a unique opportunity/set of circumstances
a unique problem, challenge, etc. is difficult to deal with because it has never happened before: The recent financial crisis has posed some unique challenges for governments.
if something is unique to a place or situation, it only exists in that place or situation: Many of our problems are unique to our profession.
(Definition of unique from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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