Individual

Definition of Individual

In`di`vid´u`al
a.1.
1.Not divided, or not to be divided; existing as one entity, or distinct being or object; single; one; as, an individual man, animal, or city.
Mind has a being of its own, distinct from that of all other things, and is pure, unmingled, individual substance.
- A. Tucker.
United as one individual soul.
- Milton.
2.Of or pertaining to one only; peculiar to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; distinctive; as, individual traits of character; individual exertions; individual peculiarities.
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.
An object which is in the strict and primary sense one, and can not be logically divided, is called an individual.
- Whately.
That individuals die, his will ordains.
- Dryden.
2.(Zool.) An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.

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