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n. pl. in·di·vid·u·al·i·ties
a. The aggregate of qualities and characteristics that distinguish one person or thing from others; character: choices that were intended to express his individuality; monotonous towns lacking in individuality.
b. An individual or distinguishing feature.
2. The quality or state of being individual; singularity: She was so involved in the cause that she lost all sense of individuality.
3. A single, distinct entity.
4. Archaic Indivisibility.
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n, pl -ties
1. distinctive or unique character or personality: a work of great individuality.
2. the qualities that distinguish one person or thing from another; identity
3. the state or quality of being a separate entity; discreteness
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(ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others.
2. a person or thing of individual or distinctive character.
3. the state or quality of being individual.
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bag Personal style; special interest or point of view; manner of playing jazz. Bag was originally a jazz term referring to a particular musical conception, style, attack, etc. By extension, it came to be applied to any aspect of a person’s characteristic style, such as one’s values, interests, motivations, or actions. It is probably an abbreviation of bag of tricks.

I dig everything about this lady, but what was her bag? (B. B. Johnson, Death of a Blue-Eyed Soul Brother, 1970)

See also bag of tricks, PLOY.

the cut of one’s jib One’s outward appearance or manner, a person’s characteristic demeanor or countenance; often in the phrases to like or dislike the cut of one’s jib. This expression, which dates from at least 1823, is of nautical origin. A jib is a triangular foresail by which sailors formerly identified the nationality of passing ships and thus recognized them as friend or foe.

a fine Italian hand A distinctive or characteristic style; subtle craftiness. The literal Italian hand is the graceful penmanship which replaced the heavy Gothic script of northern Europe in the 17th century, and is now used throughout Western Europe and America. Figuratively, a fine Italian hand may refer to that characteristic or distinguishing quality of an object or work of art which identifies its creator. In its more negative sense, however, this expression describes a cunning scheme in which the plotter’s identity is revealed through his subtle yet intrinsic design.

hallmark See GENUINENESS.

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The spirit; another term for the monad.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.individuality - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
singularity, uniqueness - the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"
commonality, commonness - sharing of common attributes
2.individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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"
gender identity - your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identification - the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"
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noun character, personality, uniqueness, distinction, distinctiveness, originality, peculiarity, singularity, separateness, discreteness People should be free to express their individuality and style.
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1. The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable:
2. The quality of being individual:
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einstaklingseîli; sérkenni; persónuleiki


[ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈælɪtɪ] N (= personality) → individualidad f; (= separateness) → particularidad f
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[ˌɪndɪvɪdʒuˈælɪti] nindividualité f
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nIndividualität f, → (eigene) Persönlichkeit
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[ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈælɪtɪ] nindividualità f inv
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(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.
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.
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n. individualidad.
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Without warning, the psychic battle between the two individualities began afresh.
For living things that display a remarkably distinct alternation of generations such as between haploid and diploid generations, to what extent are we dealing with distinct biological individualities? Are the alternate generations a single biological individual or are they separate biological individuals?