What is individual?

  • (noun): A single organism.
    See also — Additional definitions below


An individual is a person or a specific object. Individuality (or selfhood) is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals.

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Totalitarian Democracy - Differences in Democratic Philosophy - Cold War and Socio-economic Illustrations
... posits freedom as something that can and should be achieved by the individual in the short term, even at the expense of things such as material well-being ... the value of freedom but holds that can't be attained by individual efforts," but rather, by collective efforts ... equality-oriented democracy stresses the value of equality over individual freedoms, the reverse is true for freedom-oriented democracy, and in each case, the state will move either to ...
Ghent Altarpiece - Interior Panels
... While the individual wings of the upper tier clearly contain separate individual - albeit paired - pictorial spaces, the lower tier is presented as a unified Mise en scène ... Of the 12 individual panels eight are painted on either side ...
Web Ontology Language - Syntax - High Level - OWL Abstract Syntax
... Information about the classes, properties and individuals that compose the ontology is contained in axioms and facts only ... Each class, property and individual is either anonymous or identified by an URI reference ... Facts state data either about an individual or about a pair of individual identifiers (that the objects identified are distinct or the same) ...

More definitions of "individual":

  • (adj): Being or characteristic of a single thing or person.
    Example: "Individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing.
    Example: "An individual serving"
    Synonyms: separate, single
  • (adj): Concerning one person exclusively.
    Example: "We all have individual cars"
    Synonyms: private
  • (adj): Separate and distinct from others of the same kind.
    Example: "Mark the individual pages"
    Synonyms: case-by-case, item-by-item

Famous quotes containing the word individual:

    The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    The individual protests against the world, but he doesn’t get beyond protest, he is just a single protester. When he wants to be more than that, he has to counter power with power, he has to oppose the system with another system.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    This is the great truth life has to teach us ... that gratification of our individual desires and expression of our personal preferences without consideration for their effect upon others brings in the end nothing but ruin and devastation.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)