What does individuality mean?

Definitions for individuality
ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈæl ɪ tiin·di·vid·u·al·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. individuality, individualism, individuation(noun)

    the quality of being individual

    "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"

  2. identity, personal identity, individuality(noun)

    the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

    "you can lose your identity when you join the army"


  1. Individuality(n.)

    A habit of thinking and acting in one's own distinctive manner and as one believes appropriate, not being heavily influenced by the opinions of others; -- of people.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. individualit.]


  1. individuality(Noun)

    The characteristics which contribute to the differentiation or distinction of someone or something from a group of otherwise comparable identity.

  2. individuality(Noun)

    A person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Individuality(noun)

    the quality or state of being individual or constituting an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness; unity

    Etymology: [Cf. F. individualit.]

  2. Individuality(noun)

    the character or property appropriate or peculiar to an individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits; distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked individuality

    Etymology: [Cf. F. individualit.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Individuality

    Those psychological characteristics which differentiate individuals from one another.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A harmless trait possessed by one's self. The same trait in others is downright idiocy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of individuality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of individuality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of individuality in a Sentence

  1. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.

  2. Jeff Fortenberry:

    This is threat against civilization itself when a group of people, ISIS -- 8th century barbarians with 21st century weaponry -- can systematically try to exterminate another group of people simply because of their faith tradition violating the scared space of individuality, conscience and religious liberty, you undermine the entire system of international order.

  3. Gwen Stefani:

    It's an incredible honor to receive this year's Fashion Icon Award, as an artist, musician and entrepreneur, fashion has always served as a creative outlet for me to express my personality and music. I am so grateful to receive Fashion Icon Award and continue to be inspired by those who stand apart and embrace their unique style and individuality.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I neither expected nor expect, whatever support from one else since I struggle, and understand the individuality and independence of thought and conscience, as a result; indeed, I feel and realize real freedom.

  5. Gravis Marketing President Doug Kaplan:

    Hillary Clinton wants to differentiate herself from Donald Trump. In the past, she has said ‘it takes a village’ which pushed a message of community rather than individuality.

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