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noun [countable] individual pronunciation in American English /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/
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  1. 1
    a person considered separately from their society or community

    We believe in the freedom of the individual.

    The colleges were usually built with donations from private individuals (=people who represent only themselves, not organizations).

  2. 2
    a person who has a quality that makes them unusual or different from other people

    We’re looking for a uniquely talented individual.

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