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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
1590-1600
1590-1600; individual + -ly
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Examples from the web for individually
  • Use to-go containers to create individually boxed meals, which travel well.
  • For convenience, steaks can be frozen individually in the marinade.
  • In groups or individually, have students brainstorm the types of monuments that they might design.
  • Have students read the song and individually write down five words describing the physical environment from the song.
  • The researchers used sophisticated nets that can be individually closed and opened at the touch of a computer key.
  • Students work in groups or individually to design a memorial to all the people who participated in the success of the mission.
  • Either individually or as a group, have students diagram the interconnections between causes and effects of the problem.
  • Students can do this individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
  • For the next part of the lesson, allow students to work individually or in pairs on their own computers.
  • Have students, either in groups or individually, design a park to be located near their school.
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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