personal
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French personel, from Late Latin personalis, from Latin persona Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or affecting a particular person ; private, individual <
personal ambition
>
<
personal financial gain
>
2. a. done in person without the intervention of another; also proceeding from a single person b. carried on between individuals directly <
a personal interview
>
3. relating to the person or body 4. relating to an individual or an individual's character, conduct, motives, or private affairs often in an offensive manner <
a personal insult
>
5. a. being rational and self-conscious <
personal, responsive government is still possible — John Fischer
>
b. having the qualities of a person rather than a thing or abstraction <
a personal devil
>
6. of, relating to, or constituting personal property <
a personal estate
>
7. denoting grammatical person 8. intended for private use or use by one person <
a personal stereo
>
II. noun Date: 1861 1. a short newspaper paragraph relating to the activities of a person or a group or to personal matters 2. a short personal communication in a special column of the classified ads section of a newspaper or periodical 3. personal foul

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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