individual - definition and synonyms


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

    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.

    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

    He has found a very individual poetic voice.

    The new shopping centre contains many highly individual gift shops.