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Definitions of individual

  1. a single organism Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A single person, animal, or thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A single person, animal, plant, or thing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A single person; a single animal or thing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A person or zooid of distinctive function of a hydrozoan colony. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Existing as a single and distinct thing or personality; pertaining to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; of a peculiar or striking character; as, an individual style of speaking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Not divided: subsisting as one: pertaining to one only. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Not divided; single; pertaining to one. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Pertaining to one thing; single. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Subsisting as a distinct, indivisible being; single; one; pertaining to one only. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Single. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A single example or unit, as individual variations of colour. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for individual

  1. You have- pardon me again, but we have been uncommonly personal to- night- a strong and individual face... – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  2. But the thing to remember is that the one condition of art is that the thought and the expression must be individual and absolutely sincere. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
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