individual Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a human being
someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
- there was too much for one person to do
noun a single organism
adjective being or characteristic of a single thing or person
- individual drops of rain
- please mark the individual pages
- they went their individual ways
adjective satellite separate and distinct from others of the same kind
- mark the individual pages
- on a case-by-case basis
adjective satellite characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
- an individual serving
- single occupancy
- a single bed
adjective satellite concerning one person exclusively
- we all have individual cars
- each room has a private bath
indivisible; pref. in-
not + dividuus
divisible, fr. dividere
to divide: cf. F. individuel
. See Divide
- 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.
United as one individual soul.
- 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.
- 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.
An object which is in the strict and primary sense one, and can not be logically divided, is called an individual.
That individuals die, his will ordains.
- (Zoöl.) (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.
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