in·di·vid·u·al /ˌɪndəˈvɪʤwəl, ˈvɪʤəwəl, ˈvɪʤəl/
1. 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. --A. Tucker.
United as one individual soul. --Milton.
2. 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.
1. 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. --Whately.
That individuals die, his will ordains. --Dryden.
2. Zool. (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.
adj 1: being or characteristic of a single thing or person;
"individual drops of rain"; "please mark the
individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
2: separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark
the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis" [syn: case-by-case,
3: characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an
individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy";
"a single bed" [syn: separate, single(a)]
4: concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual
cars"; "each room has a private bath" [syn: individual(a),
n 1: a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
[syn: person, someone, somebody, mortal, human,
2: a single organism