from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being the only example of its kind; unique: "sui generis works like Mary Chesnut's Civil War diary” ( Linda Orr).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In a class of its own; one of a kind.
- adj. By itself; of its own.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Of his or its own kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of his, her, its, or their own or peculiar kind; singular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. constituting a class of its own; unique
Latin suī generis : suī, of its own + generis, genitive of genus, kind.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Latin. From suī (“of its own”) + generis, the genitive of genus (“kind”). Literally meaning “of its own kind”. (Wiktionary)