individual UK US /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/ adjective [before noun]
considered separately from the other things in a group: »

In some individual cases, travel and related payments constitute gifts.


We deal with each case on an individual basis.


We represent businesses, not an individual business.


Lumping all the brands together could weaken the individual brand identities.

relating to a single, separate person: »

Do you require family or individual health insurance?


It is up to the individual investor to decide where they are going to invest.

individually adverb

Each employee's claim will be considered individually.

individual UK US /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/ noun [C]
a single person, especially when compared to the group or set to which they belong: »

The new tax would be calculated on the value of property owned by an individual.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Individually — In di*vid u*al*ly, adv. 1. In an individual manner or relation; as individuals; separately; each by itself; as, every person must apply individually for admission. Individually or collectively. Burke. [1913 Webster] How should that subsist… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • individually — index in person, particularly, respectively Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • individually — (adv.) 1590s, indivisibly, from INDIVIDUAL (Cf. individual) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning as individuals is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • individually — *each, apiece, severally, respectively …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • individually — [adv] separately alone, apart, by oneself, distinctively, exclusively, independently, one at a time, one by one, personally, restrictedly, severally, singly, without help; concept 544 Ant. together …   New thesaurus

  • individually — [in΄də vij′o͞o əl ē, in΄dəvij′əl ē] adv. 1. as an individual or individuals rather than as a group; one at a time; separately; singly 2. as an individual with special characteristics; personally 3. in a way showing individual characteristics;… …   English World dictionary

  • individually — /in deuh vij ooh euh lee/, adv. 1. one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually. 2. personally: Each of us is individually responsible. 3. in an individual or personally unique manner: Her interpretation was individually… …   Universalium

  • individually — adv. Individually is used with these adjectives: ↑responsible Individually is used with these verbs: ↑examine, ↑house, ↑negotiate, ↑number, ↑tailor, ↑test, ↑work, ↑wrap …   Collocations dictionary

  • individually — in|di|vid|u|al|ly [ˌındıˈvıdʒuəli] adv separately, not together in a group ▪ The bridegroom thanked them all individually. ▪ individually wrapped portions of cheese …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • individually — adverb separately, not together in a group: The bridegroom thanked them all individually. (sentence adverb): Individually, they re nice kids, but in a group they can be a nightmare! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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