- The act or process of individuating, especially the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other.
- The condition of being individuated; individuality.
- Philosophy a. The development of the individual from the general or universal.b. The distinction or determination of the individual within the general or universal.
- In Jungian psychology, the gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.
- Embryology Formation of distinct organs or structures through the interaction of adjacent tissues.
Variant of individuate
transitive verbindividuated, individuating
- 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 of individuate; from Medieval Latin individuatus, past participle of individuare ; from Classical Latin individuus: see individual