Meaning of “separately” in the English Dictionary

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"separately" in British English

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separatelyadverb

uk /ˈsep.ər.ət.li/ us /ˈsep.ɚ.ət.li/

B2 not together:

Detectives interviewed the men separately over several days.
I tend to wear the jacket and skirt separately rather than as a suit.
I think we'd better deal with these two points separately.

More examples

  • I like both flavours separately but I don't like them together.
  • Each instrument is recorded separately on a 24- or 48-track tape.
  • I thought I'd do the two tasks separately.
  • I spoke to the children separately.
  • You can always wear the two parts of a suit separately.

(Definition of “separately” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)