in·di·vidu·al·ity AW [individuality individualities] BrE [ˌɪndɪˌvɪdʒuˈæləti]
NAmE [ˌɪndɪˌvɪdʒuˈæləti]
noun uncountable
the qualities that make sb/sth different from other people or things
She expresses her individuality through her clothes.
The plot is credible but the characters lack individuality.
Word Origin:
early 17th cent.: in early use from medieval Latin individualitas.
Example Bank:
Becoming part of a team should not mean the suppression of individuality.
Each song has its own individuality.
The pictures give individuality to the room.
The small items of hand-crafted furniture give individuality to the room.
This book will help you recognize your individuality.
clothes that reflect your individuality
Traditional shop fronts add charm and individuality to High Streets.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
1.The quality or state of being individual or constituting an individual; separate or distinct existence; oneness; unity.
They possess separate individualities.
2.The character or property appropriate or peculiar to an individual; that quality which distinguishes one person or thing from another; the sum of characteristic traits; distinctive character; as, he is a person of marked individuality.
3.A habit of thinking and acting in one's own distinctive manner and as one believes appropriate, not being heavily influenced by the opinions of others; - of people.

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