[ UK /ˌɪndɪvˈɪd‍ʒuːə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒəwəɫ/ ]
  1. concerning one person exclusively
    we all have individual cars
    each room has a private bath
  2. being or characteristic of a single thing or person
    individual drops of rain
    please mark the individual pages
    they went their individual ways
  3. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    single occupancy
    an individual serving
    a single bed
  4. separate and distinct from others of the same kind
    on a case-by-case basis
    mark the individual pages
  1. a human being
    there was too much for one person to do
  2. a single organism
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How To Use individual In A Sentence

  • Nor do I deny that they sometimes abuse their power and are unfair to individuals.
  • The remaining three evolutionary forces are nonadaptive in the sense that they are not a function of the fitness properties of individuals: mutation is the ultimate source of variation on which natural selection acts, recombination assorts variation within and among chromosomes, and genetic drift ensures that gene frequencies will deviate a bit from generation to generation independent of other forces. A Disclaimer for Behe?
  • It makes data generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes, as well as semiconductors, optoelectronic components and RF chip sets - all very complex products that require a great deal of customization for individual customers.
  • In most island arcs only a relatively small proportion of the individual volcanoes actually rise above sea level.
  • Individuals should not be allowed to run amok insulting and using abusive language against one another.
  • He was an exceedingly capable and highly regarded individual. Times, Sunday Times
  • In any event, when making a case against the indivisibility of Sinitic, it is not necessary to rebut each of these "common" features individually, since they are largely or wholly extralinguistic. Language Log
  • Speaking of pal Dorian, he's mentioned to me a couple times at work that somewhere on the John Byrne Forum, some industrious individual "rewrote" events in Identity Crisis so that You-Know-Who wasn't sexually assaulted and killed. Archive 2004-07-18
  • Making a flip book involves using the corner of a sketch pad to illustrate individual still frames of cartoon movement.
  • One consequence of epidemiological research into the contribution of lifestyle factors to cancer risk has been to blame the individual who develops cancer.
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