In an academic paper, while describing an organization being not the only example of its kind, I used a sentence like: This organization was not a one-off. However, I feel like it sounds too colloquial. Is there a better, more formal way to say it? Thank you...

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    It would help for you to describe the sense in which one-off (or its substitute) is to be applied. For example, if it was 'spin-offs from a parent company', you might say "This organisation was not the only subsidiary/etc", whereas if it was 'company that earned a lot of money' you might say "This organisation was not the only success story". – Lawrence May 25 '18 at 10:09
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Unique would seem to fit the bill.

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