(?), n. [Cf. F. individualisme.]
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1. The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
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2. An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
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The selfishness of the small proprietor has been described by the best writers as individualism.
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3. The principle, policy, or practice of maintaining individuality, or independence of the individual, in action; the theory or practice of maintaining the independence of individual initiative, action, and interests, as in industrial organization or in government.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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