US: /ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒəwəɫ/
UK: /ˌɪndɪvˈɪd‍ʒuːə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

individual /,indi'vidjuəl/
  • tính từ
    • riêng, riêng lẻ, cá nhân
      • individual interest: quyền lợi cá nhân
      • to give individual attention to someone: chú ý đến ai
    • độc đáo, riêng biệt, đặc biệt
      • an individual style of writing: một văn phòng độc đáo
  • danh từ
    • cá nhân; người
    • vật riêng lẻ
    • (sinh vật học) cá thể

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [only before noun] (often used after each) considered separately rather than as part of a group: We interviewed each individual member of the community. + The minister refused to comment on individual cases.
2 [only before noun] connected with one person; designed for one person: respect for individual freedom + an individual pizza
3 (usually approving) typical of one particular person or thing in a way that is different from others
a highly individual style of dress
+ noun
1 a person considered separately rather than as part of a group: The competition is open to both teams and individuals. + Treatment depends on the individual involved. + donations from private individuals (= ordinary people rather than companies, the government, etc.) + The school's reputation was ruined by the bad behaviour of a few individuals. + the rights of the individual
2 a person who is original and very different from others: She's grown into quite an individual.
3 (informal, usually disapproving) a person of a particular type, especially a strange one: an odd-looking individual + So this individual came up and demanded money.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 single, sole, particular, separate, distinct, discrete, solitary, lone:
Consider the entire utterance, not just the individual words.
2 singular, special, specific, idiosyncratic, own, characteristic, distinctive, individualistic, unique, peculiar, personal, proper; unitary:
She has her individual style of dressing.
3 person, human (being), (living) soul, mortal; one, party:
In a democracy each individual is entitled to one vote.

Collocation dictionary


outstanding, talented | key | powerful | creative | average, ordinary
Their research shows that the average individual watches around three and a half hours of television per day.
| private
He was carrying out his functions as a trustee in the course of his business, rather than as a private individual.
| single | particular, certain
The motives influencing a particular individual may change from time to time.
| autonomous, independent
His philosophy is about becoming aware of oneself as an autonomous individual.
| isolated
Society does not consist of isolated individuals, but people in a network of relationships.
| unique
She saw the artist as a unique individual, possessing a heightened awareness of reality.
| like-minded
a group of like-minded individuals
| named
The book recommends that you sign ‘Yours sincerely’ if you are send
| qualified
We welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals.
| human
We know that all human individuals are unique.


treat sb as
Theteacher should treat each pupil asan individual.


Althoughindividuals vary widely, the bonesof the average female skeleton aresmaller and lighter than the male.


His writingsare concerned with religiousphenomena at the individual level.


any/no/one individual
No single individual had done somuch for the development of themotor vehicle.
| concern for the individual, the freedom of the individual
the issue of thefreedom of the individual versusthe intervention of the state
| a group of individuals
She hadtaken a group of individuals andmade them into a superb team. |
the individual concerned
It's upto the individual concerned tocontact the police.
| the needs of the individual
Each course has tobe tailored to the needs of theindividual.
| respect for the individual, vary from individual to individual
Eating habits arebound to vary from individual toindividual.

Concise English dictionary

+a human being
+a single organism
+being or characteristic of a single thing or person
+separate and distinct from others of the same kind
+characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
+concerning one person exclusively