individual meaning

[ ˌindi'vidjuəl ] Pronunciation:   "individual" in a sentence
Noun: individual  `indu'vij(oo)ul
  1. A human being
    - person, someone, somebody, mortal, soul 
  2. A single organism
Adjective: individual  `indu'vij(oo)ul
  1. Being or characteristic of a single thing or person
    "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
    - single 
  2. Separate and distinct from others of the same kind
    "mark the individual pages"
    - case-by-case, item-by-item 
  3. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    "an individual serving"
    - single 
  4. Concerning one person exclusively
    "we all have individual cars"
    - private

Derived forms: individuals

See also: idiosyncratic, independent, individualism, individualist, individualistic, individuality, individualize, individuation, man-to-man, one-on-one, personal, respective, separate, several, singular, unshared, various

Type of: being, causal agency, causal agent, cause, organism

Antonym: common

Part of: people

Encyclopedia: Individual Individual, Individuality

adjective, noun

adjective [only before noun]


connected with one person; designed for one person:

individual income tax

individual investors

We set team and individual goals.


considered separately rather than as part of a group:

Our products are designed for individual markets.

We can't discuss individual cases.

noun [C]

a person considered separately rather than as part of a group:

The tests are used to assess the individual's strengths and weaknesses.

They lend funds to individuals and companies.


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  1. the individual septum can no longer be seen.
  2. johnson was plainly a canny individual.
  3. you are wretched, disunited individuals.
  4. they did not seem to be individual men.
  5. a few plant individuals grow in small caespitose.

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