Solitude vs Individual - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between solitude and individual

is that solitude is aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself while individual is a person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.

As an adjective individual is

relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.

solitude

English

Noun

(wikipedia solitude)
  • Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
  • A lonely or deserted place.
  • * 1813 , , Canto 2, stanza 20:
  • Mark where his carnage and his conquests cease!
    He makes a solitude , and calls it — peace.

    Synonyms

    * aloneness

    Antonyms

    * intimacy

    Derived terms

    * two solitudes

    See also

    * loneliness ----

    individual

    English

    Alternative forms

    * individuall (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person considered alone, rather than as belonging to a group of people.
  • (legal) A single physical human being as a legal subject, as opposed to a legal person such as a corporation.
  • * 1982 , Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms :
  • Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination […].
  • An object, be it a thing or an agent, as contrasted to a class.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, chapter=Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory, title=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, author=Steven French citation
  • , passage=It is typically held that chairs, trees, rocks, people and many of the so-called ‘everyday’ objects we encounter can be regarded as individuals .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual .}}
  • (lb) An element belonging to a population.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relating to a single person or thing as opposed to more than one.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.}}
  • Intended for a single person as opposed to more than one person.
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a single person or thing) (l), (l) * (intended for a single person or thing) (l), (l)

    Antonyms

    * (relating to a single person or thing) (l) * (intended for a single person or thing) (l), (l), (l)

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