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EN[ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒuəl]
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  • An individual is a person or a specific object. Individuality (or selfhood) is the state or quality of being an individual; particularly of being a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals.
  • From the 15th century and earlier (and also today within the fields of statistics and metaphysics) individual meant "indivisible", typically describing any numerically singular thing, but sometimes meaning "a person." (q.v.

    Definition of individual in English Dictionary

  • NounPLindividualsSUF-ual
    1. A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
      1. He is an unusual individual. ‎
    2. (law) A single physical human being as a legal subject, as opposed to a legal person such as a corporation.
      1. An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
        1. It is typically held that chairs, trees, rocks, people and many of the so-called ‘everyday’ objects we encounter can be regarded as individuals.
      2. (statistics) An element belonging to a population.
      3. AdjectiveCOMmore individualSUPmost individual
        1. Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
          1. Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
        2. Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
          1. individual personal pension; individual cream cakes ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The lesson could start with a ‘thought shower’ session considering the arguments for and against getting involved as an individual when pupils witness a crime such as robbery and assault.
          • Environmental stress-induced inter and intra individual variability in chromosome number, aneuploidy and aneusomaty were early found in D.
          • It is predictable that some of these infections occur in individuals immunocompromised by malnutrition or underlying disease (notably cancer or AIDS) or by immunosuppressive therapy.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Individual mistakes proved costly for Wigan who, particularly after the half-time introduction of Hugo Rodallega, dominated for long periods.
          • Individual nematodes could thus be observed uninvasively under a stereomicroscope (×9–90) as required.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Its lateral surface for the origins of the sternomastoideus and cleidomastoideus muscles is smooth probably because of the young age of the holotype individual.
          • A direct role for methylglyoxal lysine dimer (MOLD) or MODIC crosslinks has been alluded to, though these are present in amounts 100 times lower than glucosepane in skin from diabetic individuals.
          • This validated approach replaces individual genotyping of every person by allelotyping of pools of individuals.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en individuals
          2. en individuality
          3. en individualization
          4. en individuall
          5. en individually
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          Grammatically, this word "individual" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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