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individual

noun

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1 a member of the human race
  • every individual has value

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2 one that has a real and independent existence
  • our general concept of what constitutes a chair is based on our experience with many individuals that were called chairs

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individual

adjective

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1 of, relating to, or belonging to a single person
  • everyone has his or her own individual opinion about the subject, but you will have to work together

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2 not the same or shared
  • guest rooms at the inn have individual bathrooms

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3 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
  • he's got a highly individual laugh that I would know anywhere

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Adjective

special, especial, specific, particular, individual mean of or relating to one thing or class. special stresses having a quality, character, identity, or use of its own. special ingredients especial may add implications of preeminence or preference. a matter of especial importance specific implies a quality or character distinguishing a kind or a species. children with specific nutritional needs particular stresses the distinctness of something as an individual. a ballet step of particular difficulty individual implies unequivocal reference to one of a class or group. valued each individual opinion

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The first known use of individual was in the 15th century

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“Individual.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/individual. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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