individualism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"individualism" in British English

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individualismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.dɪˈvɪd.ju.ə.lɪ.zəm/

individualism noun [U] (SINGLE)

the ​idea that ​freedom of ​thought and ​action for each ​person is the most ​importantquality of a ​society, ​rather than ​sharedeffort and ​responsibility

individualism noun [U] (DIFFERENT)

the ​quality of being different or ​original
individualistic
adjective uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˌvɪd.ju.əˈlɪs.tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/
Her ​approach is ​highly individualistic and may not be ​suitable for everyone.
individualistically
adverb uk   /ˌɪn.dɪ.vɪd.ju.əˈlɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
(Definition of individualism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"individualism" in American English

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individualismnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·dəˈvɪdʒ·u·əˌlɪz·əm/
social studies the ​idea that each ​person should ​think and ​actindependentlyrather than ​depending on ​others: Many ​Americansbelievestrongly in individualism.
(Definition of individualism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"individualism" in Business English

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individualismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəlɪzəm/ POLITICS, ECONOMICS
the ​principle that the ​singleperson is more important than the ​group and that ​people should ​work and own things for their own ​advantage: What remains of the ​public realm in an era of ​economic individualism?
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(Definition of individualism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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