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Definition of "individuality" []

  • The aggregate of qualities and characteristics that distinguish one person or thing from others; character: choices that were intended to express his individuality; monotonous towns lacking in individuality. (noun)
  • An individual or distinguishing feature. (noun)
  • The quality or state of being individual; singularity: She was so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality. (noun)
  • A single, distinct entity. (noun)
  • Archaic Indivisibility. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "individuality" in a sentence
  • "Still, I realised that this could not satisfy one, as far as the form which we term individuality was concerned."
  • "Even Kubrick, who tried his hand with various genres and style, was repeatedly working his way through ideas concerning control systems and the chance that what we label individuality wasn't even possible within these constraining social and biological systems."
  • "The phrenologists do well to locate, not only form, color, and weight, in the region of the eye, but also a faculty which they call individuality -- that which separates, discriminates, and sees in every object its essential character."