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An individual is a bodie or a speceefic object.

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fae the 15t yeirhunder an earlier (the day athin the fields o statistics an metapheesics an aw) individual meant "indivisible", fir uisual descrieved ony numerically parteecular thing, but whiles meanin "a bodie". Fae the 17t yeirhunder, individual haes indicatit separateness, as in individualism.[1]

  1. Abbs 1986, cited in Klein 2005, pp. 26–27