individuality

[ in-duh-vij-oo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural in·di·vid·u·al·i·ties.

the particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others; sole and personal nature: a person of marked individuality.
individualities, individual characteristics.
a person or thing of individual or distinctive character.
state or quality of being individual; existence as a distinct individual.
the interests of the individual as distinguished from the interests of the community.
Archaic. state or quality of being indivisible or inseparable.

Origin of individuality

First recorded in 1605–15; individual + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM individuality

non·in·di·vid·u·al·i·ty, noun, plural non·in·di·vid·u·al·i·ties.

synonym study for individuality

1. See character.
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British Dictionary definitions for individuality

individuality
/ (ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

distinctive or unique character or personalitya work of great individuality
the qualities that distinguish one person or thing from another; identity
the state or quality of being a separate entity; discreteness
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