- a single organism capable of independent existence.
- a member of a compound organism or colony.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH individualindividual , person (see usage note at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for individual
In addition, she says, “I do worry about the vaccine hesitant group of individuals.”A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely|Kat Eschner|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
However, the marketers’ internal models typically don’t get into the specifics of individual media channels.NBCUniversal tests new measurement program to prove it can push product sales for advertisers|Tim Peterson|September 17, 2020|Digiday
In some states, like Nebraska, individual counties are expanding access to mail-in voting in absence of a statewide directive.
It remains to be seen if it will be picked up as an individual piece of legislation.Why lawmakers may choose a more targeted approach for the second round of COVID stimulus|Aric Jenkins|September 16, 2020|Fortune
In the past decade, Los Angeles and other counties throughout California have stopped using gang injunctions because research has proven them harmful to families, communities, the individual and eventually society.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions|Jamie Wilson|September 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Can they determine that individual citizens should not have access to rights provided by the Constitution?The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For anything to work, including law itself, there must be ample room for individual responsibility.
And the hope is that if you can change their individual lives, it will have an impact on their families.
Schools are extremely important to create the possibility for individual lives to be better.
For the individual patient, there is the potential for side effects or adverse reactions.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the individual Englishman that they know, they take at his real value.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.|J.G. Millais
In dairy work the individual preferences of the cows are given attention and their whimsy catered to by the herdsman.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
By the necessity of our constitution a certain enthusiasm attends the individual's consciousness of that divine presence.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
This individual we have kept to the last, though he was little more than a private person, and is not at all famous.A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla|Leigh Hunt
She had long since ceased to be interested in Billy Burgeman as an individual.Seven Miles to Arden|Ruth Sawyer
British Dictionary definitions for individual
- a single animal or plant, esp as distinct from a species
- a single member of a compound organism or colony
- Also called: particular an object as opposed to a property or class
- an element of the domain of discourse of a theory