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definition of the word individual

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Mediaeval Latin individualis.

Singular
individual

Plural
individuals

individual (plural individuals)

  1. A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
    He is an unusual individual.
  2. An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
    • 2006, Steven French, “Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory”, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy[1]:  
      It is typically held that chairs, trees, rocks, people and many of the so-called ‘everyday’ objects we encounter can be regarded as individuals.

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