individuate[in′də vij′o̵̅o̅ āt′]
- to make individual or distinct; specif., to differentiate from others of the same species or kind
- to form into an individual; develop as a separate organic unit
Origin: from Midieval Latin individuatus, past participle of individuare from Classical Latin individuus: see individual
- individuation noun
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transitive verb in·di·vid·u·at·ed, in·di·vid·u·at·ing, in·di·vid·u·ates
- To give individuality to; individualize.
- To form into a separate, distinct entity.