In·di·vid·u·al·i·ty n.; pl. Individualities
1. The quality or state of being individual or constituting an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness; unity.
They possess separate individualities. --H. Spencer.
2. The character or property appropriate or peculiar to an individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits; distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked individuality.
n 1: the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the
movement that she lost all sense of individuality" [syn:
individualism, individuation] [ant: commonality]
2: the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a
persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you
join the army" [syn: identity, personal identity]