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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin individualis.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
individual

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  1. A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
    He is an unusual individual.
  2. An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
    • 2006, Steven French, “Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory”, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy[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.

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Adjective

individual

  1. Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
    As we can't print them all together, the individual pages will have to be printed one by one.
  2. Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
    individual personal pension; individual cream cakes

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