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Sui

[swee] /swi/
noun
1.
a dynasty ruling in China a.d. 589–618.

sui generis

[soo -i ge-ne-ris; English soo-ahy jen-er-is, soo-ee] /ˈsʊ ɪ ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English ˈsu aɪ ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu i/
Latin.
1.
of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
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sui generis

/ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs/
adjective
1.
unique
Word Origin
Latin, literally: of its own kind
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Word Origin and History for Sui

sui generis

1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).

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Sui in Culture
sui generis [(sooh-ee, sooh-eye jen-uh-ris)]

A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”

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Related Abbreviations for Sui

SUI

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Encyclopedia Article for Sui

town, Balochistan province, southern Pakistan, located northeast of Jacobabad. It rose to importance in 1950-51 through the discovery of one of the world's largest natural-gas deposits. Operations began in 1955 with the laying of pipelines to provide a cheap source of fuel and power for industries in Hyderabad, Karachi, and Sukkur. Lines were extended to Multan (1958), Lahore, Faisalabad (formerly Lyallpur), and Hatar (1970). Besides generating power, Sui gas is used for fertilizer production and as a basis for Pakistan's growing petrochemical industry.

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