Definitions for: Individuality

[n] the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
[n] the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"

Webster (1913) Definition: In`di*vid`u*al"i*ty, n.; pl. Individualities.
[Cf. F. individualit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being individual or constituting
an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness;
unity. --Arbuthnot.

They possess separate individualities. --H. Spencer.

2. The character or property appropriate or peculiar to an
individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or
thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits;
distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked

Synonyms: identity, individualism, individuation, personal identity

Antonyms: commonality, commonness

See Also: distinctiveness, gender identity, identification, peculiarity, personality, personhood, singularity, speciality, specialness, specialty, trait, uniqueness

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