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in|di|vid|u|al|ism «IHN duh VIHJ u uh LIHZ uhm», noun.
1. the belief that individual freedom is as important as the welfare of the community or group as a whole: »

the American system of rugged individualism (Herbert Hoover). The Economist became Britain's firmest editorial defender of laissez-faire individualism (Newsweek).

2. any ethical, economic, or political theory that emphasizes the importance of individuals.
3. absence of cooperation; wanting a separate existence for oneself; the pursuit of one's own ends or ideas as a mode or principle of life.
4. individual character; individuality.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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