[ in-duh-vij-oo-uh-lee ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ u ə li /


one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually.
personally: Each of us is individually responsible.
in an individual or personally unique manner: Her interpretation was individually conceived.

Nearby words

  1. individualism,
  2. individualist,
  3. individualistic,
  4. individuality,
  5. individualize,
  6. individuate,
  7. individuation,
  8. individuation field,
  9. indivisibility,
  10. indivisible

Origin of individually

First recorded in 1590–1600; individual + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for individually



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper