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"
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
Origin: [L. individuus indivisible; pref. in- not + dividuus divisible, fr. dividere to divide: cf. F. individuel. See Divide.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-di-vid′ū-al, adj. not divisible without loss of identity: subsisting as one: pertaining to one only, of a group where each constituent is different from the others: (Milt.) inseparable.—n. a single person, animal, plant, or thing.—n. Individualisā′tion.—v.t. Individ′ualīse, to stamp with individual character: to particularise.—ns. Individ′ualism, individual character: independent action as opposed to co-operation: that theory which opposes interference of the State in the affairs of individuals, opposed to Socialism or Collectivism: (logic) the doctrine that individual things alone are real: the doctrine that nothing exists but the individual self; Individ′ualist.—adj. Individualist′ic.—n. Individual′ity, separate and distinct existence: oneness: distinctive character.—adv. Individ′ually.—v.t. Individ′uāte, to individualise: to make single.—n. Individuā′tion, the question as to what it is that distinguishes one organised or living being, or one thinking being, from all others. [L. individuus—in, not, dividuus, divisible—dividĕre, to divide.]
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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
The numerical value of individual in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of individual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of individual in a Sentence
Hes a special individual.
McCloud is a very dangerous individual.
That individual is a one-man crime spree.
They are rotten apples, individual actions.
For Mexico, this individual is a terrorist.
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Translations for individual
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- individual, individuCatalan, Valencian
- jednotlivý, individuální, jedinec, jednotlivecCzech
- Individuum, einzeln, individuellGerman
- individual, individuoSpanish
- yksittäinen, yksilö, henkilö, luonnollinen henkilö, yksilöllinenFinnish
- individu, individuelFrench
- air lethScottish Gaelic
- individuo, individualeItalian
- 個人, 個体, 私人, 個々Japanese
- individuell, individ, enkeltNorwegian
- individueel, individu, enkelingDutch
- hwóNavajo, Navaho
- osoba fizycznaPolish
- individual, indivíduoPortuguese
- individuală, individ, individual, individualiRomanian
- физическое лицо, индивидуальный, индивидуум, персональный, личный, отдельныйRussian
- pojedinac, pojedinkaSerbo-Croatian
- posameznica, posameznikSlovene
- enskild, individuell, individSwedish
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