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unique (adj) one thing; one person of a kind.
Something unique is one of its kind. It is unequalled. A unique opportunity is just one opportunity, without another opportunity of the type. A unique person has no comparison. His greatness, etc., are of a special kind, and no other person can be compared to them.
- Mahatma Gandhi was unique in many respects. In the practice of truth and nonviolence, no other person can be compared to him, and in that way he was only one of his kind. No equal to him.
- As a cricketing genius, Tendulkar is unique. No other batsman in international cricket history can be equal to him.