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individual

noun [C]  us   /ˌɪn·dəˈvɪdʒ·u·əl/
a single person or thing, esp. when compared to the group or set to which it belongs: We will remember him as an individual who always tried to make people happy.
individual
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌɪn·dəˈvɪdʒ·u·əl/
Every company has its own individual style.
individually
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌɪn·dəˈvɪdʒ·u·ə·li/
The children will first sing individually and then as a group.
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