What does individuate mean?

Definitions for individuate
ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ uˌeɪtin·di·vid·u·ate

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word individuate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. individuateverb

    give individual character to

  2. individuateverb

    give individual shape or form to

    "Language that individuates his memories"


  1. individuateverb

    To make, or cause to appear, individual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Individuateverb

    To distinguish from others of the same species; to make single.

    Etymology: from individuus, Latin.

    Life is individuated into infinite numbers, that have their distinct sense and pleasure. Henry More, against Atheism.

    No man is capable of translating poetry, who, besides a genius to that art, is not a master both of his author's language and of his own; nor must we understand the language only of the poet, but his particular turn of thoughts and expression, which are the characters that distinguish and individuate him from all other writers. Dryden.


  1. individuate

    The principle of individuation, or principium individuationis, describes the manner in which a thing is identified as distinct from other things.The concept appears in numerous fields and is encountered in works of Leibniz, Carl Gustav Jung, Gunther Anders, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, David Bohm, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, and Manuel De Landa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Individuateadjective


  2. Individuateverb

    to distinguish from others from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate

  3. Etymology: [See Individual.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce individuate?

How to say individuate in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of individuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of individuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for individuate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for individuate »


Find a translation for the individuate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"individuate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Jun 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/individuate>.

Discuss these individuate definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for individuate? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. elan
    • B. reciprocal
    • C. wavering
    • D. pluck

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for individuate: