In`di*vid"u*al, n. 1.
A single person, animal, or thing of any kind; a thing or being
incapable of separation or division, without losing its identity;
especially, a human being; a person. Cowper.
An object which is in the strict and primary sense
one, and can not be logically divided, is called an
That individuals die, his will
2. (Zoöl.) (a) An
independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound
animal. (b) The product of a single egg,
whether it remains a single animal or becomes compound by budding or
In`di*vid"u*al (?; 135), a. [L.
individuus indivisible; pref. in- not + dividuus
divisible, fr. dividere to divide: cf. F. individuel.
1. Not divided, or not to be divided;
existing as one entity, or distinct being or object; single; one; as,
an individual man, animal, or city.
Mind has a being of its own, distinct from that of all
other things, and is pure, unmingled, individual
substance. A. Tucker.
United as one individual soul.
2. Of or pertaining to one only; peculiar to,
or characteristic of, a single person or thing; distinctive; as,
individual traits of character; individual exertions;