Individual
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. [1913 Webster]

An object which is in the strict and primary sense one, and can not be logically divided, is called an individual. --Whately. [1913 Webster]

That individuals die, his will ordains. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • individual — I adjective detached, deviating, different, differentiated, discrete, disjoined, disjunct, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, exceptional, extracted, extraordinary, independent, individualized, isolated, nonconforming, nonuniform, particular …   Law dictionary

  • individual — INDIVIDUÁL, Ă, individuali, e, adj. 1. Care este propriu unui individ; personal, specific. ♦ Care priveşte sau aparţine unui singur exemplar dintr o categorie de lucruri sau de fiinţe. 2. Care este executat de individ. Muncă individuală. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not divided, or not to be divided; existing as one entity, or distinct being or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • individual — When used as a noun, individual should denote a single person in contrast with a group of people or with society as a whole: the role of the individual in the community / She continues to treat them as individuals. It is less satisfactory, and… …   Modern English usage

  • individual — adjetivo 1. Del individuo: libertad individual, rasgos individuales. 2. Que es para un solo individuo: camas individuales, habitaciones individuales. nombre* individual …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • individual — adj. 2 g. 1. Do indivíduo. = PESSOAL ≠ COLETIVO 2. Próprio do indivíduo. = PARTICULAR, PECULIAR 3. Que é destinado apenas a uma pessoa. 4. Que é feito apenas por uma pessoa (ex.: exposição individual). ≠ COLETIVO • s. m. 5. O que é referente… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • individual — adj 1 particular, specific, *special, especial Analogous words: *single, sole, separate, particular Antonyms: general Contrasted words: generic, *universal, common 2 peculiar, distinctive, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • individual — [adj] distinctive, exclusive alone, characteristic, definite, diacritic, diagnostic, different, discrete, distinct, especial, express, idiosyncratic, indivisible, lone, odd, only, original, own, particular, peculiar, personal, personalized,… …   New thesaurus

  • individual — [in΄də vij′o͞o əl; ] often [ in΄divij′əl] adj. [ML individualis < L individuus (< in , IN 2 + dividuus, divisible < dividere, to DIVIDE) + AL] 1. Obs. not divisible; not separable 2. existing as a single, separate thing or being; single; …   English World dictionary

  • individual — individual. См. индивидуум. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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