a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
Hypernyms: ↑happening, ↑occurrence, ↑occurrent, ↑natural event

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one-off «WUHN AWF, -OF», adjective, noun. British.
made or intended for only one time, occasion, or person: »

These relationships involve money and are on a continuing basis rather than a one-off purchase (London Times).

anything made or intended for one time, occasion, or person; something special.

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informal, chiefly Brit. adj. done, made, or happening only once and not repeated

one-off tax deductible donations to charity

n. something done, made, or happening only once, not as part of a regular sequence

the meeting is a one-off

a person who is unusual or unique, esp. in an admirable way

he's a one-off, no one else has his skills

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/ˌwʌnˈɑːf/ adj, always used before a noun
chiefly Brit : done or happening only once

one-off gigs/events

a one-off cost/payment

one-off noun, pl -offs [count]

The event is a one-off.

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ˌone-ˈoff [one-off one-offs] adjective, noun
adjective (BrE) (NAmE ˈone-shot) only before noun
made or happening only once and not regularly

a one-off payment

noun (BrE)
a thing that is made or that happens only once and not regularly

It was just a one-off; it won't happen again.

See also:one-shot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • one-off — [wun′ôf′, wun′äf′] Brit. adj. happening, made, done, etc. only once; not repeated n. something that is one of a kind, not part of a series, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • one-off — informal, chiefly Brit. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ done, made, or happening only once. ► NOUN 1) something done, made, or happening only once. 2) a unique or remarkable person …   English terms dictionary

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  • one-off — adjective Date: 1934 1. limited to a single time, occasion, or instance ; one shot < one off gigs > 2. singular, unique < a one off design > • one off noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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