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individually

[in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lee] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u ə li/
adverb
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 conceived.
Origin of individually
1590-1600
1590-1600; individual + -ly
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  • These small animals were individually not half the size of the last joint of my little finger.

  • The struggle to maintain existence was carried on, not individually, but in groups.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • It seems so certain that the voice that sings so tenderly is speaking to them individually.

    A Roman Singer F. Marion Crawford
  • individually, he liked his fellow-guests, but he found himself observing them.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • And they are dying for lack of expression, nationally and individually.

Word Origin and History for individually
adv.

1590s, "indivisibly," from individual + -ly (2). Meaning "as individuals" is from 1640s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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