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in·di·vid·u·al

 (ĭn′də-vĭj′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human: individual consciousness.
b. By or for one person: individual work; an individual portion.
2. Existing as a distinct entity; separate: individual drops of rain.
3.
a. Marked by or expressing individuality; distinctive or individualistic: an individual way of dressing.
b. Special; particular: Each variety of melon has its individual flavor and texture.
c. Serving to identify or set apart: "There was nothing individual about him except a deep scar ... across his right cheek" (Rebecca West).
n.
1.
a. A single human considered apart from a society or community: the rights of the individual.
b. A human regarded as a distinctive or unique personality: always treated her clients as individuals; felt he was quite an individual.
2. A single organism as distinguished from a species, community, or group.
3. A member of a collection or set; a specimen.

[Middle English, single, indivisible, from Old French, from Medieval Latin indīviduālis, from Latin indīviduus : in-, not; see in-1 + dīviduus, divisible (from dīvidere, to divide).]

in′di·vid′u·al·ly adv.

individual

(ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, characteristic of, or meant for a single person or thing
2. separate or distinct, esp from others of its kind; particular: please mark the individual pages.
3. characterized by unusual and striking qualities; distinctive
4. obsolete indivisible; inseparable
n
5. a single person, esp when regarded as distinct from others
6. (Biology) biology
a. a single animal or plant, esp as distinct from a species
b. a single member of a compound organism or colony
7. (Logic) logic
a. Also called: particular an object as opposed to a property or class
b. an element of the domain of discourse of a theory
[C15: from Medieval Latin indīviduālis, from Latin indīviduus indivisible, from in-1 + dīviduus divisible, from dīvidere to divide]
ˌindiˈvidually adv

in•di•vid•u•al

(ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u əl)

n.
1. a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
2. person.
3. a distinct, indivisible entity.
4. (in logic) an object referred to by a name or variable, as distinguished from a property or class.
adj.
5. single; particular; separate.
6. intended for the use of one person only: individual portions.
7. of or characteristic of a particular person or thing: individual tastes.
8. distinguished by special or singular characteristics: individual style.
9. existing as a distinct entity, or considered as such; discrete: individual parts.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin indīviduālis, derivative of Latin indīvidu(us) indivisible (in- in-3 + dīvid(ere) to divide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.individual - a human beingindividual - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
appointee, appointment - a person who is appointed to a job or position
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
captor, capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
changer, modifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"
color-blind person - a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
communicator - a person who communicates with others
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
female person, female - a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
aborigine, indigen, indigene, native, aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
native - a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
loved one - a person who you love, usually a member of your family
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
money dealer, money handler - a person who receives or invests or pays out money
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker - a person who does nothing
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
2.individual - a single organism
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
head - an individual person; "tickets are $5 per head"
Adj.1.individual - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
common - belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
2.individual - separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
3.individual - characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
unshared - not shared
4.individual - concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath"
personal - concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"

individual

adjective
1. separate, single, independent, isolated, lone, solitary, discrete waiting for the group to decide rather than making individual decisions
separate general, collective
2. unique, different, special, original, fresh, novel, exclusive, distinct, singular, idiosyncratic, unorthodox It was all part of her very individual personality.
unique ordinary, conventional, universal
noun
1. person, being, human, party, body (informal), type, unit, character, soul, creature, human being, mortal, personage, living soul the rights and responsibilities of the individual

individual

adjective
1. Belonging to, relating to, or affecting a particular person:
2. Being or related to a distinct entity:
3. Serving to identify or set apart an individual or group:
4. Of, relating to, or intended for a distinctive thing or group:
noun
1. A member of the human race:
2. One that exists independently:
Translations
خاص بِهِخاص، فَرديشَخْصفَرْدفَرْدي
individuálníjednotlivecjednotlivýosobitýindividuum
individuelpersonpersonligenkelindivid
yksilöyksilöllinen
pojedinačan
egyénegyénisajátos
einstaklingureinstakurpersónulegur, sérstæîurpersónulegur, sérstakur
個々の
개인의
asmuoindividasindividualiaiindividualusindividualybė
atsevišķscilvēksindivīdsindividuālsīpatnējs
jednotlivecsvojský
posamezenposameznikposamičen
enskildindividindividuell
เฉพาะบุคคล
cá nhân

individual

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= separate) → individual
we are not able to comment on individual casesno podemos hacer comentarios sobre casos individuales
we look after the welfare of individual membersnos cuidamos del bienestar de cada miembro individualmente
2. (= for one) → particular, propio
each room has its individual telephonecada cuarto tiene su teléfono propio
3. (= personal) [tastes] → personal
the constitution respects individual rightsla constitución respeta los derechos del individuo
the programme is tailored to your individual needsel programa se adapta a sus necesidades particulares
4. (= distinctive) he has a very individual styletiene un estilo muy personal or original
B. Nindividuo m
how could a single individual have achieved all this?¿cómo podía haber conseguido todo esto un individuo por sí solo?
he's a thoroughly nasty individuales un individuo sumamente desagradable

individual

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl]
n (= person) → individu m
He is an unpleasant individual → C'est un individu désagréable.
an anonymous individual → un anonyme
the rights and responsibilities of the individual → les droits et les responsabilités de chacun
adj
[person, member] → individuel(le)
(= of each person) → individuel(le)
(= unusual) [style, personality] → particulier/ière
her very individual personality
BUT sa personnalité bien à elle.

individual

adj
(= separate)einzeln; individual casesEinzelfälle pl; to give individual helpjedem Einzeln helfen, Einzelhilfe leisten; individual tastes differjeder hat einen eigenen or individuellen Geschmack, die Geschmäcker sind verschieden
(= own)eigen; (= for one person)einzeln; serve on individual platesauf einzelnen Tellern servieren; individual portions cost 95peine Einzelportion kostet 95 Pence
(= distinctive, characteristic)eigen, individuell
nIndividuum nt, → Einzelne(r) mf, → Einzelperson f; (inf)Individuum nt, → Mensch m, → Person f; the freedom of the individualdie Freiheit des Einzelnen, die individuelle Freiheit ? private

individual

[ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl]
1. adj
a. (separate, member, case) → (ogni) singolo/a
b. (own, personal, taste, style) → personale, individuale; (for one person, portion) → individuale
2. nindividuo

individual

(indiˈvidjuəl) adjective
1. single; separate. Put price labels on each individual item.
2. intended for, used by etc one person etc. Customers in shops should be given individual attention.
3. special to one person etc, showing or having special qualities. Her style of dress is very individual.
noun
1. a single person in contrast to the group to which he belongs. the rights of the individual in society.
2. a person. He's an untidy individual.
ˈindiˌviduˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
the qualities that distinguish one person etc from others.
ˌindiˈvidually adverb
each separately. I'll deal with each question individually.

individual

فَرْدِيّ individuální individuel einzeln μεμονωμένος individual yksilöllinen individuel pojedinačan individuale 個々の 개인의 individueel individuell indywidualny individual индивидуальный individuell เฉพาะบุคคล birey cá nhân 单个的

individual

n. individuo;
a. individual.

individual

n individuo (inv)
References in classic literature ?
Into the apartment came bursting the excited individual himself.
Every individual taste, every natural appetite, was bridled by caution.
Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.
The person of this individual was to the last degree ungainly, without being in any particular manner deformed.
It is indeed difficult to imagine that there could have been a serious suspicion of murder, or the slightest grounds for implicating any particular individual as the perpetrator.
And here, some six months ago -- pacing from corner to corner, or lounging on the long-legged tool, with his elbow on the desk, and his eyes wandering up and down the columns of the morning newspaper -- you might have recognised, honoured reader, the same individual who welcomed you into his cheery little study, where the sunshine glimmered so pleasantly through the willow branches on the western side of the Old Manse.
If I had been astonished at first catching a glimpse of so outlandish an individual as Queequeg circulating among the polite society of a civilized town, that astonishment soon departed upon taking my first daylight stroll through the streets of New Bedford.
It does seem to me, that herein we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality, and the rare virtue of thick walls, and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness.
And does not the slave system, by denying the slave all legal right of testimony, make every individual owner an irresponsible despot?
And, to speak of human affairs, I believe that the pre-eminence of Sparta was due not to the goodness of each of its laws in particular, for many of these were very strange, and even opposed to good morals, but to the circumstance that, originated by a single individual, they all tended to a single end.
IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with deliberation and consent, the task of framing it has not been committed to an assembly of men, but has been performed by some individual citizen of preeminent wisdom and approved integrity.
The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property.

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