Etymology
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individuality (n.)

1610s, "the aggregate of one's idiosyncrasies," from individual + -ity, or from Medieval Latin individualitas. Meaning "condition of existing as an individual" is from 1650s.

updated on November 13, 2015

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Definitions of individuality from WordNet

individuality (n.)
the quality of being individual;
so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
individuality (n.)
the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity;
Synonyms: identity / personal identity
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.