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Definition of individual adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] (often used after each) considered separately rather than as part of a group We interviewed each individual member of the community. The prosecutor refused to comment on individual cases.
  2. 2[only before noun] connected with one person; designed for one person respect for individual freedom an individual pizza
  3. 3(usually approving) typical of one particular person or thing in a way that is different from others synonym distinctive a highly individual style of dress
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: individual

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