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Definition of Individual


  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.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.
  5. The product of a single egg, whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or fission.

Individual Quotations

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
Michael Jordan

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein
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Individual Translations

individual in Afrikaans is individueel, persoonlik
individual in Dutch is hoofdelijk, individueel
individual in French is individu, individuel
individual in German is Individual, eigenwillig, individuell
individual in Italian is individuale, individuo
individual in Latin is specialissimus
individual in Spanish is individual, individuo
individual in Swedish is individuell, enskild, individ, personlig
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