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adjective individual pronunciation in American English /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/

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  1. 1
    [only before noun] existing or considered separately from other people or things

    Individual members of the cast contributed greatly to the show's success.

    individual items of furniture

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to one person rather than a group

      Choose a savings account to match your individual needs.

      individual rights/freedom/liberty

    2. b.
      made or intended for one person

      The food was packaged in individual servings.

  2. 2
    unusual or different from anyone or anything else, usually in a way that you admire

    The new mall contains many highly individual gift shops.

    He has found a very individual poetic voice.

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