Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Individualization noun [ Confer French individualization .] The act of individualizing; the state of being individualized; individuation.

Individualize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Individualized ; present participle & verbal noun Individualizing .] [ Confer French individualiser .] To mark as an individual, or to distinguish from others by peculiar properties; to invest with individuality.

The peculiarities which individualize and distinguish the humor of Addison.
N. Drake.

Individualizer noun One who individualizes.

Individually adverb
1. In an individual manner or relation; as individuals; separately; each by itself. " Individually or collectively." Burke.

How should that subsist solitarily by itself which hath no substance, but individually the very same whereby others subsist with it?
Hooker.

2. In an inseparable manner; inseparably; incommunicably; indivisibly; as, individually the same.

[ Omniscience], an attribute individually proper to the Godhead.
Hakewill.

Individuate adjective [ See Individual .] Undivided. [ Obsolete]

Individuate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Individuated ; present participle & verbal noun Individuating .] To distinguish from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate.

The soul, as the prime individuating principle, and the said reserved portion of matter as an essential and radical part of the individuation, shall . . . make up and restore the same individual person.
South.

Life is individuated into infinite numbers, that have their distinct sense and pleasure.
Dr. H. More.

Individuation noun [ Confer French individuation .] The act of individuating or state of being individuated; individualization. H. Spencer.

Individuator noun One who, or that which, individuates. Sir K. Digby.

Individuity noun [ Latin individuitas .] Separate existence; individuality; oneness. Fuller.

Indivinity noun [ Prefix in- not + divinity : confer French indivinité .] Want or absence of divine power or of divinity. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Indivisibility noun [ Confer French indivisibilité .] The state or property of being indivisible or inseparable; inseparability. Locke.

Indivisible adjective [ Latin indivisibilis : confer French indivisible . See In- not, and Divisible .]


1. Not divisible; incapable of being divided, separated, or broken; not separable into parts. "One indivisible point of time." Dryden.

2. (Math.) Not capable of exact division, as one quantity by another; incommensurable.

Indivisible noun
1. That which is indivisible.

By atom, nobody will imagine we intend to express a perfect indivisible , but only the least sort of natural bodies.
Digby.

2. (Geom.) An infinitely small quantity which is assumed to admit of no further division.

Method of indivisibles , a kind of calculus, formerly in use, in which lines were considered as made up of an infinite number of points; surfaces, as made up of an infinite number of lines; and volumes, as made up of an infinite number of surfaces.

Indivisibleness noun The state of being indivisible; indivisibility. W. Montagu.

Indivisibly adverb In an indivisible manner.

Indivision noun [ Prefix in- not + division : confer French indivision , Late Latin indivisio .] A state of being not divided; oneness. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Indo- [ From Latin Indus East Indian.] A prefix signifying Indian ( i. e. , East Indian); of or pertaining of India.

Indo-Aryan adjective Pert. to the Indo- Aryans, or designating, or of, the Aryan languages of India.

Indo-Aryan noun A member of one of the native races of India of Aryan speech and blood, characterized by tall stature, dolichocephaly, fair complexion with dark hair and eyes, plentiful beard, and narrow and prominent nose.

Indo-Briton noun [ Indo- + Briton .] A person born in India, of mixed Indian and British blood; a half-caste. Malcom.

Indo-Chinese adjective [ Indo- + Chinese .] Of or pertaining to Indo-China ( i. e. , Farther India, or India beyond the Ganges).

Indo-Chinese adjective
1. Of or pertaining to Indo-China.

2. Of or pert. to the Mongoloid races of India, esp. Farther India, or designating, or of, their languages.

Tradition and comparative philology agree in pointing to northwestern China, between the upper courses of the Yang-tsekiang and of the Ho-ang-ho, as the original home of the Indo-Chinese race.
Census of India, 1901.

Indo-do-Chinese languages A family of languages, mostly of the isolating type, although some are agglutinative, spoken in the great area extending from northern India in the west to Formosa in the east and from Central Asia in the north to the Malay Peninsula in the south.

Indo-English adjective [ Indo- + English .] Of or relating to the English who are born or reside in India; Anglo-Indian.

Indo-European adjective Aryan; - - applied to the languages of India and Europe which are derived from the prehistoric Aryan language; also, pertaining to the people or nations who speak these languages; as, the Indo-European or Aryan family.

The common origin of the Indo-European nations.
Tylor.

Indo-European A member of one of the Caucasian races of Europe or India speaking an Indo-European language.

Professor Otto Schrader . . . considers that the oldest probable domicile of the Indo-Europeans is to be sought for on the common borderland of Asia and of Europe, -- in the steppe country of southern Russia.
Census of India, 1901.

Indo-Germanic adjective [ Indo- + Germanic .]


1. Same as Aryan , and Indo- European .

2. Pertaining to or denoting the Teutonic family of languages as related to the Sanskrit, or derived from the ancient Aryan language.

Indoaniline noun [ Ind igo + aniline .] (Chemistry) Any one of a series of artificial blue dyes, in appearance resembling indigo, for which they are often used as substitutes.

Indocibility noun The state of being indocible; indocibleness; indocility.

Indocible adjective [ Latin indocibilis . See In- not, and Docible .] Incapable of being taught, or not easily instructed; dull in intellect; intractable; unteachable; indocile. Bp. Hall. -- In*doc"i*ble*ness , noun

Indocile adjective [ Latin indocilis : confer French indocile . See In- not, and Docile .] Not teachable; indisposed to be taught, trained, or disciplined; not easily instructed or governed; dull; intractable.

Indocility noun [ Latin indocilitas : confer French indocilité .] The quality or state of being indocile; dullness of intellect; unteachableness; intractableness.

The stiffness and indocility of the Pharisees.
W. Montagu.

Indoctrinate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Indoctrinated ; present participle & verbal noun Indoctrinating .] [ Prefix in- in + Latin doctrina doctrine: confer French endoctriner .] To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to instruct in, or imbue with, principles or doctrines; to teach; -- often followed by in .

A master that . . . took much delight in indoctrinating his young, unexperienced favorite.
Clarendon.

Indoctrination noun The act of indoctrinating, or the condition of being indoctrinated; instruction in the rudiments and principles of any science or system of belief; information. Sir T. Browne.

Indogen noun [ Ind igo + - gen .] (Chemistry) A complex, nitrogenous radical, C 8 H 5 NO, regarded as the essential nucleus of indigo.

Indogenide noun (Chemistry) Any one of the derivatives of indogen, which contain that group as a nucleus.

Indoin noun (Chemistry) A substance resembling indigo blue, obtained artificially from certain isatogen compounds.

Indol (ĭn"dōl) noun [ Ind igo + -ol of phenol .] (Physiol. Chem.) A white, crystalline substance, C 8 H 7 N, obtained from blue indigo, and almost all indigo derivatives, by a process of reduction. It is also formed from albuminous matter, together with skatol, by putrefaction, and by fusion with caustic potash, and is present in human excrement, as well as in the intestinal canal of some herbivora.

Indolence noun [ Latin indolentia freedom from pain: confer French indolence .]


1. Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care, grief, etc. [ Obsolete]

I have ease, if it may not rather be called indolence .
Bp. Hough.

2. The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or want of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.

Life spent in indolence , and therefore sad.
Cowper.

As there is a great truth wrapped up in "diligence," what a lie, on the other hand, lurks at the root of our present use of the word " indolence "! This is from "in" and "doleo," not to grieve; and indolence is thus a state in which we have no grief or pain; so that the word, as we now employ it, seems to affirm that indulgence in sloth and ease is that which would constitute for us the absence of all pain.
Trench.

Indolency noun Indolence. [ Obsolete] Holland.

Indolent adjective [ Prefix in- not + Latin dolens , -entis , present participle of dolere to feel pain: confer French indolent . See Dolorous .]


1. Free from toil, pain, or trouble. [ Obsolete]

2. Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; as, an indolent man.

To waste long nights in indolent repose.
Pope.

3. (Medicine) Causing little or no pain or annoyance; as, an indolent tumor.

Syn. -- Idle; lazy; slothful; sluggish; listless; inactive; inert. See Idle .

Indolently adverb In an indolent manner.

Calm and serene you indolently sit.
Addison.

Indoles noun [ Latin Confer Adolescence .] Natural disposition; natural quality or abilities.

Indolin noun [ See Indol .] (Chemistry) A dark resinous substance, polymeric with indol, and obtained by the reduction of indigo white.

Indomable adjective [ Latin indomabilis ; prefix in- not + domabilis tamable.] Indomitable. [ Obsolete]

Indomitable adjective [ Latin indomitabilis ; prefix in- not + domitare , intens. from domare to tame. See Tame .] Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible; as, an indomitable will, courage, animal.

Indomite adjective [ Latin indomitus .] Not tamed; untamed; savage; wild. [ Obsolete] J. Salkeld.

Indomptable adjective [ French indomptable , Latin indomitabilis .] Indomitable. [ Obsolete] Tooke.

Indonesian adjective [ Indo- + Greek ... island.] Of or pertaining to Indonesia or Indonesians.

Indonesian noun A member of a race forming the chief pre-Malay population of the Malay Archipelago, and probably sprung from a mixture of Polynesian and Mongoloid immigrants. According to Keane, the autochthonous Negritos were largely expelled by the Caucasian Polynesians, themselves followed by Mongoloid peoples of Indo-Chinese affinities, from mixture with whom sprang the Indonesian race .

The term Indonesian , introduced by Logan to designate the light-colored non-Malay inhabitants of the Eastern Archipelago, is now used as a convenient collective name for all the peoples of Malaysia and Polynesia who are neither Malay nor Papuans, but of Caucasic type. . . . The true Indonesians are of tall stature (5 ft. 10 in.), muscular frame, rather oval features, high, open forehead, large straight or curved nose, large full eyes always horizontal and with no trace of the third lid, light brown complexion (cinnamon or ruddy brown), long black hair, not lank but often slightly curled or wavy, skull generally brachycephalous like that of the melanochroic European.
A. H. Keane.

The Indonesians [ of the Philippines], with the tribal population of some 251, 200, live almost exclusively on the great island of Mindanao. They are not only physically superior to the Negritos, but to the peoples of the Malayan race as well, and are, as a rule, quite intelligent.
Rep. Phil. Com. , 1902.