Definitions of individual

  1. a single organism
  2. 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.
  3. An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
  4. The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.
  5. A single person, animal, or thing.
  6. A single person, animal, plant, or thing.
  7. A single person; a single animal or thing.
  8. A person or zooid of distinctive function of a hydrozoan colony.
  9. separate and distinct from others of the same kind; " mark the individual pages"; " on a case- by- case basis"
  10. being or characteristic of a single thing or person; " individual drops of rain"; " please mark the individual pages"; " they went their individual ways"
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Not divided: subsisting as one: pertaining to one only.
  15. Not divided; single; pertaining to one.
  16. Pertaining to one thing; single.
  17. Subsisting as a distinct, indivisible being; single; one; pertaining to one only.
  18. Single.
  19. A single example or unit, as individual variations of colour.