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Definitions of individual

  1. separate and distinct from others of the same kind; " mark the individual pages"; " on a case- by- case basis"
  2. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; " an individual serving"; " separate rooms"; " single occupancy"; " a single bed"
  3. a single organism
  4. being or characteristic of a single thing or person; " individual drops of rain"; " please mark the individual pages"; " they went their individual ways"
  5. concerning one person exclusively; " we all have individual cars"; " each room has a private bath"
  6. a human being; " there was too much for one person to do"
  7. Not divided, or not to be divided; existing as one entity, or distinct being or object; single; one; as, an individual man, animal, or city.
  8. Of or pertaining to one only; peculiar to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; distinctive; as, individual traits of character; individual exertions; individual peculiarities.
  9. A single person, animal, or thing of any kind; a thing or being incapable of separation or division, without losing its identity; especially, a human being; a person.
  10. An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
  11. The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.
  12. Existing as a single and distinct thing or personality; pertaining to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; of a peculiar or striking character; as, an individual style of speaking.
  13. A single person, animal, or thing.
  14. Individually.
  15. Not divided: subsisting as one: pertaining to one only.
  16. A single person, animal, plant, or thing.
  17. Not divided; single; pertaining to one.
  18. Pertaining to one thing; single.
  19. Subsisting as a distinct, indivisible being; single; one; pertaining to one only.
  20. A single person; a single animal or thing.
  21. A single person; a single animal, plant, or thing.
  22. Single.
  23. A single example or unit, as individual variations of colour.
  24. A person or zooid of distinctive function of a hydrozoan colony.
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Usage examples for individual

  1. She became an ordinary individual again, and so did Joe. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. Each individual had his own secret cause of curiosity. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. But the thing to remember is that the one condition of art is that the thought and the expression must be individual and absolutely sincere. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  4. I am like most women, I think: I deal with the individual – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  5. In fact, I began, in the few seconds it took me to consider this, to look upon Mars as rather an ill- used individual – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  6. See under names of individual ministers. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  7. The moral of it seems to be that cowardice is even worse for nations than for individual men, though the consequences come on us more slowly. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Reality as a whole is a Consciousness, and the individual mind is another consciousness. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  9. I am an individual who likes to make the most of his life. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  10. You have- pardon me again, but we have been uncommonly personal to- night- a strong and individual face... – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  11. To be the guardian of her laws, and of the individual right of every man born on Scottish ground, is my ambition. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  12. Other things being equal, the size and weight of the brain bear a general relation to the mental power of the individual – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  13. That individual looked at it with a puzzled face. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  14. The head of each individual rested on a stone, fashioned with care, but to no certain pattern. – Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) by Dawson Turner
  15. From which it follows that each individual mind requires to be regarded- if it is regarded at all- as of the nature of a first cause. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  16. The boy had refused and- big business had wiped out another individual – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  17. Why, when you both agreed that I should have neither saddle- horse nor pony for my own individual use, did you not tell me so at once? – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  18. What does it say about the life of the priest, the Church, and the individual Christian? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  19. In alcoholism, as in tuberculosis, the will of the individual is the all- important consideration. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  20. What does the individual man amount to in all this? – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
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