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Example sentences containing 'individual'

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They will not go into individual cases. Computing (2010)Other experts place less emphasis on particular countries and more on selecting good individual stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority of the book is instead the life story of a rather strange individual. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The story is bigger than any one individual within it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claims personal issues and the individual person are not that important. The Sun (2016)They felt valued and we took the approach that you accept people as individuals and support them as such. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The report includes tips from industry experts and law enforcement groups on how individuals and businesses can secure themselves online. Computing (2010)Individual rail company policies They all vary slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Money from individual lenders is put together to fund borrowers seeking personal or small business loans and in some cases buy-to-let mortgages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without any of those four individuals, it is unlikely that England would have won. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no evidence of changes in relationships between individuals and groups. Lee Harvey Critical Social Research (1990)It could also be seen as the departure of the individual person. Francis Pryor BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Different ways of offering information and advocacy to people with individual budgets are being tested. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now gang members are going after individual wealth rather than group wealth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So how do we put our own distinctive or individual stamp on our luggage? Times, Sunday Times (2012)This dichotomy was not necessarily between different carmakers but often within individual company ranges. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was a failure of the system more than one individual. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The church is comprised of individual members who individually feel ownership of the organization. Christianity Today (2000)You cannot really blame individual members of staff. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such power is not invested in any single individual. Boyne, Roy Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)This encourages people to think about the individual parts of the meat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All the money came from individual investors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This equipment is not produced by highly skilled individual craftsmen. Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)These studies are not just about individual character or personality. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Set goals for individuals and groups derived from organizational goals. Tompkins, Jonathan Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Each person needs individual assessment of his or her perception of what it is like. Knowles, Jane Know Your Own Mind (1991)It caught a host of different factors to which the circumstances of the individual case might require her to have regard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We wanted to make something that represented us as a group rather than as a collection of four individuals working together. The Sun (2012)One of the key areas where changes will be seen is in the relationship between individual investors and their financial advisers. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People love how individual you are. The Sun (2015)We are well tuned, we have good individuals at the top and farther down the chain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As with most medical conditions, each case is an individual circumstance and requires its own remedies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The best team will win it, not the best four individuals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There have been some good individual performances but we used to pride ourselves on making big first-innings scores. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'individual'

British English: individual /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊəl/ ADJECTIVE
Individual means relating to one person or thing, rather than to a large group.
We ask each individual customer for suggestions.
  • American English: individual
  • Arabic: فَرْدِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: individual
  • Chinese: 单个的
  • Croatian: pojedinačan
  • Czech: individuální
  • Danish: individuel
  • Dutch: individueel
  • European Spanish: individual
  • Finnish: yksilöllinen
  • French: individuel
  • German: einzeln
  • Greek: μεμονωμένος
  • Italian: individuale
  • Japanese: 個々の
  • Korean: 개인의
  • Norwegian: individuell
  • Polish: indywidualny
  • European Portuguese: individual
  • Romanian: individual
  • Russian: индивидуальный
  • Latin American Spanish: individual
  • Swedish: individuell
  • Thai: เฉพาะบุคคล
  • Turkish: birey
  • Ukrainian: окремий
  • Vietnamese: cá nhân
British English: individual NOUN
An individual is a person.
...anonymous individuals who are doing good things within our community.


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