- a single organism capable of independent existence.
- a member of a compound organism or colony.
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OTHER WORDS FROM individual
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH individualindividual , person (see usage note at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for individual
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.
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
“A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,” Harry S. Connelly Jr. says in the video, according to the Times.
“Personal hotspots can get speeds of up to 60 Mb/s down, whereas hotel Wi-Fi can be as slow as 1.5 Mb/s,” Sesar said.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For anything to work, including law itself, there must be ample room for individual responsibility.
Individual samples may be slightly alkaline, especially after a full meal.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Ajoutez cecy, s'il vous plaist, la grande difficult qu'il y a de tirer d'eux les mots mesmes qu'ils ont.
Neantmoins le vieil Membertou, pere du malade, conceut asss l'affaire, et me promit qu'on s'arresteroit tout ce que j'en dirois.
En effet un soir, sa femme et enfans l'abandonnerent entierement, et s'en allerent cabaner ailleurs, pensant que c'en estoit vuid.
Mrs. S. said she was familiar with it from having heard Thomas's orchestra play it in New York.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
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