individual - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/
singularindividual
pluralindividuals
  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.