Definitions for individualˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•di•vid•u•alˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl(n.)
a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
Ref: person. 1
a distinct, indivisible entity.
(in logic) an object referred to by a name or variable, as distinguished from a property or class.
(adj.)single; particular; separate.
intended for the use of one person only:
of or characteristic of a particular person or thing:
distinguished by special or singular characteristics:
existing as a distinct entity, or considered as such; discrete:
Origin of individual:
1375–1425; late ME < ML indīviduālis, der. of L indīvidu(us) indivisible (in-in -3+dīvid(ere) to divide
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul(noun)
a human being
"there was too much for one person to do"
a single organism
being or characteristic of a single thing or person
"individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
individual, case-by-case, item-by-item(adj)
separate and distinct from others of the same kind
"mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis"
characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
"an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
concerning one person exclusively
"we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
individual(adjective)ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl
considered separately; = discrete
Each individual item is worth more than $500.
individualˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl
unusual and interesting; = distinctive
a highly individual performance
individualˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl
for or connected with one person
an individual health insurance policy
individual(noun)ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl
a person, especially considered as separate from a group
to fight for the rights of the individual; individuals known to the police
A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
He is an unusual individual.
A single physical human being as a legal subject, as opposed to a legal person such as a corporation.
An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
As we can't print them all together, the individual pages will have to be printed one by one.
Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
individual personal pension; individual cream cakes
Origin: From individualis, from individuum, neuter of individuus, from in + dividuus, from .
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
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
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
an independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal
the product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission
An individual is a person or a specific object. Individuality is the state or quality of being an individual; particularly of being a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. The exact definition of an individual is important in the fields of biology, law, and philosophy. From the 15th century and earlier, and also today within the fields of statistics and metaphysics, individual meant "indivisible", typically describing any numerically singular thing, but sometimes meaning "a person.". From the seventeenth century on, individual indicates separateness, as in individualism.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'individual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #708
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'individual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1264
Rank popularity for the word 'individual' in Nouns Frequency: #316
Rank popularity for the word 'individual' in Adjectives Frequency: #80
Translations for individual
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Put price labels on each individual item.
- individualPortuguese (BR)
- enkel; individuelDanish
- μεμονωμένος, ξέχωροςGreek
- individual; separadoSpanish
- مجزا؛ جداFarsi
- individuel; séparéFrench
- व्यष्टिक, विशिष्टHindi
- pojedini, pojedinačanCroatian
- enkel, særskiltNorwegian
- مجزا؛ جداPersian
- individual, separatRomanian
- เดี่ยว; แต่ละThai
- ayrı ayrı, her birTurkish
- 單獨的Chinese (Trad.)
- فرد واحدUrdu
- một mình; riêng lẻVietnamese
- 单独的Chinese (Simp.)
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