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Uniqueness is a state or condition wherein someone or something is unlike anything else in comparison, or is remarkable, or unusual.[1] When used in relation to humans, it is often in relation to a person's personality, or some specific characteristics of it, signalling that it is unlike the personality traits that are prevalent in that individual's culture.[2] When the term uniqueness is used in relation to an object, it is often within the realm of product, with the term being a factor used to publicize or market the product in order to make it stand out from other products within the same category.[3]

The notion of American exceptionalism is premised on the uniqueness of the West, particularly its well-defined secularism.[4]

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  1. ^ Tayob, Abdulkador (2004). Maintaining Apartheid or Promoting Change?. p. 85.
  2. ^ Strack, Stephen (2006). Differentiating Normal and Abnormal Personality: Second Edition. p. 66.
  3. ^ Baumol, William (2008). Economics: Principles and Policy. p. 241.
  4. ^ Headley, John M. (2012). The Problem with Multiculturalism: The Uniqueness and Universality of Western Civilization. Transaction Publishers. p. 27. ISBN 9781412847155. Retrieved 3 May 2017.