Individuating
Individuate In`di*vid"u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Individuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Individuating}.] To distinguish from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate.

Syn: individualize. [1913 Webster]

The soul, as the prime individuating principle, and the said reserved portion of matter as an essential and radical part of the individuation, shall . . . make up and restore the same individual person. --South. [1913 Webster]

Life is individuated into infinite numbers, that have their distinct sense and pleasure. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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