Definition of individuality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˌvɪdʒuˈæləti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˌvɪdʒuˈæləti//
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the qualities that make somebody/something different from other people or things She expresses her individuality through her clothes. The plot is credible but the characters lack individuality. Word Originearly 17th cent.: in early use from medieval Latin individualitas.Extra examples Becoming part of a team should not mean the suppression of individuality. Each song has its own individuality. The pictures give individuality to the room. The small items of hand-crafted furniture give individuality to the room. This book will help you recognize your individuality. clothes that reflect your individuality Traditional shop fronts add charm and individuality to High Streets.
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