• (GA) IPA: /ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒu.əl/, /ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒwəl/, /ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒəl/, /ˌɪndəˈ-/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒʊəl/, /ˌɪndɪˈvɪd͡ʒəl/, /ˌɪndəˈ-/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˌɘndɘˈvɘd͡ʒʉ.ɘl/, /ˌɘndɘˈvɘd͡ʒɘl/

individual (plural individuals)

  1. A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
    He is an unusual individual.
  2. (legal) A single physical human being as a legal subject, as opposed to a legal person such as a corporation.
    • 1982, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
      Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination […].
  3. An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
  4. (statistics) An element belonging to a population.
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  • Russian: физи́ческое лицо́
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  1. Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
    As we can't print them all together, the individual pages will have to be printed one by one.
  2. Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
    individual personal pension; individual cream cakes
  3. Not divisible without losing its identity.
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