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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Individuality  \In`di*vid`u*al"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Individualities}. 
  [Cf.  F.  individualit['e].] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  individual  or  constituting 
  an  individual;  separate  or  distinct  existence;  oneness; 
  unity.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  individuality 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  individual:  "so  absorbed  by  the 
  movement  that  she  lost  all  sense  of  individuality"  [syn: 
  {individualism}]  [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}] 




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