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individual

  
  ( individuals    plural  )
1       adj   Individual means relating to one person or thing, rather than to a large group.  
ADJ n  
They wait for the group to decide rather than making individual decisions..., Aid to individual countries would be linked to progress towards democracy...     
  individually      adv   usu ADV with v, ADV adj, also ADV with cl  
...cheeses which come in individually wrapped segments...     
2       n-count   An individual is a person.  
...anonymous individuals who are doing good things within our community.     
3       adj   If you describe someone or something as individual, you mean that you admire them because they are very unusual and do not try to imitate other people or things.,   (approval)    It was really all part of her very individual personality...     
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individual

  
1   
      adj   characteristic, discrete, distinct, distinctive, exclusive, identical, idiosyncratic, own, particular, peculiar, personal, personalized, proper, respective, separate, several, single, singular, special, specific, unique  
2   
      n   being, body     (informal)   character, creature, mortal, party, person, personage, soul, type, unit  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   collective, common, conventional, general, indistinct, ordinary, universal  

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exp.
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
[Tech.]
n.
a multitude of user’s interfaces which connect to the online value of an individual on internet.
[Tech.]
n.
to create an image of the individual web history by web footprints
[Tech.]
n.
electronic virtual assets belonging to an individual that are transferred upon his/her death to a designed heir
[Tech.] also "digital legacy"
n.
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
a term used on voting ballots
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
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