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individuality

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

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Origin of individuality

First recorded in 1605–15; individual + -ity

synonym study for individuality

1. See character.

OTHER WORDS FROM individuality

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