Just spotted a new uniquity tag, for words that express uniqueness. While I don't object to the idea of the tag, I'm puzzled by its name, which appears to be a rare, possibly obsolete variant of uniqueness. Should it be changed or syn-linked to the more common term? Or is there some reason to expect that people will use it more as currently spelled?
We should not have a uniquity. I'm looking at the current questions tagged with it and am not seeing anything useful in grouping those questions together. Of the current 7 questions:
- 5 questions are asking for a word that means something similar to "unique"
- 1 question is asking about words that have unique meanings
- 1 question seems completely unrelated
Questions about words that mean X should not be placed in x. This leaves Is there a term for words that have a single meaning or are only used in a single context? as the only relevant question and a tag with only one question in it is kind of useless.
I vote we remove the tag entirely.
it could be incorrect to consider the word Uniquity to be redundant/obsolete as it's usage is not unlike well versed. uniquity is more the disposition of "uniqueness" than "uniqueness" itself; it is also the "degree" or "grade" of "uniqueness." moreover, it is the set of properties purported by "uniqueness." last but not least, it is the "quality" of "uniqueness."