- a single organism capable of independent existence.
- a member of a compound organism or colony.
Origin of individual
synonym study for individual
usage note for individual
OTHER WORDS FROM individual
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH individualindividual , person (see usage note at the current entry)
Words nearby individual
How to use individual in a sentence
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.Vote by mail: Which states allow absentee voting|Kate Rabinowitz, Brittany Mayes|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
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
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine|Abby Haglage|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans|Philip K. Howard|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither individual would go on the record due to the sensitivity of discussing personnel matters.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mistletoes infections can kill individual trees and stands of trees, and most mistletoe species attack specific tree species.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants|Helen Thompson|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Individual samples may be slightly alkaline, especially after a full meal.
The individual prisms are usually slender, with one beveled, wedge-like end, but are sometimes needle-like.
This, as a piece of pure economics, does not interest the individual employer a particle.
A ten-hour day, speaking in general terms and leaving out individual exceptions, is probably more productive than a day of twelve.
They wage war as a tribe on account of wrongs done to a private individual.
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