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individual

in·di·vid·u·al

individual

 
 
pronunciation:
In dih vI ju l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: single, distinct, or separate.
Use commas to separate individual items in a series.These crimes are individual acts and are unrelated to each other.
synonyms:
distinct, lone, peculiar, separate, single, sole, solitary
antonyms:
aggregate
similar words:
alone, independent, isolated, particular, several
definition 2: pertaining to one person.
These students will be honored for their individual achievements as well as for their work on this project as a team.
synonyms:
particular, personal, single, specific
antonyms:
collective, common, communal, concerted, popular
similar words:
alone, characteristic, inherent, intrinsic, private
definition 3: distinguished by characteristics indicating uniqueness.
She has an individual way of solving problems.He certainly has an individual point of view.
synonyms:
different, distinct, original, singular, special, uncommon, unique, unusual
antonyms:
common, general
similar words:
alone, distinctive, distinguished, especial, exceptional, extraordinary, peculiar, rare, select, unconventional
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a single human being; person.
Every individual has his or her own hopes and desires.The crime was witnessed by several individuals.
synonyms:
human, mortal, party, person, soul
similar words:
being, creature, entity, one, personage, somebody
definition 2: a single person as distinguished from a group.
We try to treat students as individuals in this school.
synonyms:
person
similar words:
one
Word History
Individual comes from individuus, a Latin word that means "indivisible (not able to be divided)."
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Word Parts
The word individual contains the following part:
divid, divis Latin root that means divide