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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Individual  \In`di*vid"u*al\,  n. 
  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. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  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.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Individual  \In`di*vid"u*al\  (?;  135),  a.  [L.  individuus 
  indivisible;  pref.  in-  not  +  dividuus  divisible,  fr  dividere 
  to  divide:  cf  F.  individuel.  See  {Divide}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  individual 
  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" 
  [ant:  {common}] 
  2:  separate  and  distinct  from  others  of  the  same  kind  "mark 
  the  individual  pages";  "on  a  case-by-case  basis"  [syn:  {case-by-case}, 
  {item-by-item}] 
  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)}, 
  {private}] 
  n  1:  a  human  being  "there  was  too  much  for  one  person  to  do" 
  [syn:  {person},  {someone},  {somebody},  {mortal},  {human}, 
  {soul}] 
  2:  a  single  organism 




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