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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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
  10. The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.
  11. 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.
  12. A single person, animal, or thing.
  13. Individually.
  14. Not divided: subsisting as one: pertaining to one only.
  15. A single person, animal, plant, or thing.
  16. Not divided; single; pertaining to one.
  17. Pertaining to one thing; single.
  18. Subsisting as a distinct, indivisible being; single; one; pertaining to one only.
  19. A single person; a single animal or thing.
  20. Single.
  21. A single example or unit, as individual variations of colour.
  22. A person or zooid of distinctive function of a hydrozoan colony.

Usage examples for individual

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. See under names of individual ministers. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  4. I am like most women, I think: I deal with the individual. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  5. The boy had refused and- big business had wiped out another individual! – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. In alcoholism, as in tuberculosis, the will of the individual is the all- important consideration. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. What does the individual man amount to in all this? – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  12. I am an individual who likes to make the most of his life. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  13. 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
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