(Latin: to separate; a separation)
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Everyone deserves to be recognized as an individual.2. A particular person: Fay is a very talented individual who is striving to improve her education and practical experiences in order to enhance her professional career.
Helena asked Bruce if he was the individual that she had spoken to on the phone.3. A sole member of part of a unit: The markings on the fingers, or finger prints, are unique to each individual.
4. Etymology: a single thing; later, a single person; from Medieval Latin individualis; from Latin individuus, "inseparable" (in, "not" + dividuus, "divisible"; from dividere, "to divide").
The educational institution was making every effort to provide as much individual attention for students as possible.
The school has made arrangements so students can apply for more individual tutoring, if they want it.
The author divided the book into individual chapters.2. Intended or designed for one person: The waitress served individual choices of deserts to the diners.
2. A theory of socially favoring freedom of action for each person instead of a collective or a government control: Janine and her parents strongly felt that her individualism meant that she would have the freedom to decide which university she would go to and that she could choose the vocation that suited her without it being decided or determined by others.
"Individualism is a theory that one person is as good as another one, and sometimes is a great deal better."
"An independent man who tries to keep the government from taking care of him.
The actor's individuality made him and his films more interesting to his fans.
"No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing."
"The qualities that make any two children different; especially, if one is younger than the other one."
It took awhile to achieve, but Roy worked to individualize his web site so it would appeal to more than one age group, including both teenagers and older visitors.
2. Characteristic of or relating to something that a person desires or wants to have personal access to: Some educational web sites are set up to provide more individualized learning programs than anything that is usually available in public schools.
The pharmacist gave his customers the most individualized service possible on the internet and in his drug store.
2. Conveying a condition of not being able to be separated: The president of the university determined that the indivisible organization of the sports department must be respected.