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individual

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl/
considered separately from the other things in a group: In some individual cases, travel and related payments constitute gifts. We deal with each case on an individual basis. We represent businesses, not an individual business. Lumping all the brands together could weaken the individual brand identities.
relating to a single, separate person: Do you require family or individual health insurance? It is up to the individual investor to decide where they are going to invest.
individually adverb
(Definition of individual adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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