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individual

2 noun
     
individual2 W1 [countable]
1 a person, considered separately from the rest of the group or society that they live in:
the rights of the individual
Each individual receives two genes, one inherited from each parent.
Most churches were built with donations from private individuals (=ordinary people, rather than the government or companies).
2 a person of a particular kind, especially one who is unusual in some way:
a strange-looking individual

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