Definition of uniqueness in US English:



  • 1The quality of being the only one of its kind.

    ‘the ability to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual’
    ‘genetic uniqueness’
    • ‘When dealing with acids and bases, remember the uniqueness of hydrogen bonds.’
    • ‘There are a number of plausible accounts of how the uniqueness of the human thumb may have shaped the human brain, language, and culture.’
    • ‘It has been studied little apart from a small community of virologists interested in the fundamental properties and uniqueness of the virus.’
    • ‘One of his two articles is on the uniqueness of the soul.’
    • ‘Molecular biology associates our individuality with the uniqueness of the genes.’
    1. 1.1 The quality of being particularly remarkable, special, or unusual.
      ‘the actors bring creativity and uniqueness to their characters’
      ‘the president emphasized the uniqueness of the scheme’
      • ‘He shows us what was so special about the tragedy of the 20th century and the uniqueness of its crisis.’
      • ‘The uniqueness of the project lies not just in the topic but in the approach—looking at the entire field as a system.’
      • ‘A passerby stopped and contemplated his tomb because of its uniqueness but then moved on.’
      • ‘Processors are requesting a twist to popular ice creams that add uniqueness to their products without getting outside the bounds of customer trial.’
      • ‘Nothing further needs to be said about the uniqueness of the two musicians' partnership.’