Definitions for: Individual


[n]
[n] a single organism
[adj] being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
[adj] separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis"
[adj] characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"



Webster (1913) Definition: In`di*vid"u*al (?; 135), a. [L. individuus
indivisible; pref. in- not + dividuus divisible, fr. dividere
to divide: cf. F. individuel. See Divide.]
1. 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.

Mind has a being of its own, distinct from that of
all other things, and is pure, unmingled, individual
substance. --A. Tucker.

United as one individual soul. --Milton.

2. 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.


In`di*vid"u*al, n.
1. 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.
--Cowper.

An object which is in the strict and primary sense
one, and can not be logically divided, is called an
individual. --Whately.

That individuals die, his will ordains. --Dryden.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a
compound animal.
(b) The product of a single egg, whether it remains a
single animal or becomes compound by budding or
fission.

Synonyms: case-by-case, human, idiosyncratic, independent, individualist, individualistic, item-by-item, man-to-man, mortal, one-on-one, particular(a), person, respective(a), separate, several(a), single(a), singular, somebody, someone, soul, unshared, various(a)

Antonyms: common

See Also: adult, adventurer, African, anatomy, anomaly, applicant, applied scientist, applier, appointee, appointment, beholder, being, being, bod, build, capitalist, captor, capturer, causal agency, causal agent, cause, changer, chassis, common man, common person, commoner, communicator, compeer, contestant, controversialist, coward, creator, denizen, disputant, dweller, engineer, entertainer, equal, experimenter, expert, face, female, female person, figure, flesh, forerunner, form, frame, grownup, head, human body, indigen, indigene, individualist, inexperienced person, inhabitant, innocent, intellect, intellectual, juvenile, juvenile person, leader, lover, male, male person, match, material body, modifier, money dealer, money handler, national, native, nonreligious person, nonworker, observer, organism, organism, peer, people, perceiver, percher, persona non grata, personality, physical body, physique, precursor, primitive, primitive person, religionist, religious person, self, sensualist, shape, soma, subject, technologist, traveler, traveller, unfortunate, unfortunate person, unskilled person, unusual person, unwelcome person, venturer, worker

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