individual individual  /ˌɪn də ˈvɪ dʒə wəl/


  1. (n) a human being
  2. (n) a single organism
  3. (adj) being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  4. (adj) separate and distinct from others of the same kind
  5. (adj) characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
  6. (adj) concerning one person exclusively

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  1. If you would win over a crowd of Americans, use the term rugged individualism; they will salute it like the flag.
  2. Ayn Rand and Barry Goldwater don't really represent individual striving and free markets, they represent justified monopolies and legitimized cartels.
  3. If you would win over a crowd of Americans, use the term rugged individualism; they will salute it like the flag.


  1. Individual in custody after standoff with police

    ANDOVER — An individual holed up in his home on Woburn Street after becoming aggressive to case workers is in custody. Police had closed off a section of Woburn Street as they negotiated with the man who was refusing to come out of his home there aft
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Eagle-Tribune

  2. Individual arrested in Putnam faces federal judge today

    An individual arrested by federal agents in Putnam today will face a U.S District judge in Hartford this afternoon, officials said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  3. Individual, business to be honored for human resource programs

    One organization and one individual will be honored on Tuesday, June 18 for exception achievements in human resource programs.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch


  1. But Pace told the newspaper "As an individual, I would not want (acceptance of gay behavior) to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else's wife, that we...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: Washington Post

  2. "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the Nobel citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Forbes

  3. "It is a relationship that is founded on our common values of liberty, opportunity and the dignity of the individual," Brown said in a statement.
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source:

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