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1. One's own; private; personal: idiolect.
2. Distinct; separate: idioblast.
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indicating peculiarity, isolation, or that which pertains to an individual person or thing: idiolect.
[from Greek idios private, separate]
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a combining form meaning “proper to one,” “peculiar”: idiopathic.
[< Greek, comb. form of ídios (one's) own, personal, separate]
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