individualism meaning

Pronunciation:   "individualism" in a sentence
Noun: individualism  `indu'vijoou`lizum
  1. The quality of being individual
    - individuality, individuation 
  2. A belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence 
  3. The doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    - laissez faire

Derived forms: individualisms

See also: individual, individualist, individualistic, single

Type of: belief, doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought, trait

Encyclopedia: Individualism


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  1. departmentalism is the magnified individualism.
  2. this individualism sometimes assumed forms that ignored government.
  3. to many americans the westward march illustrates a legacy of individualism.
  4. the results of these struggles underline the importance of both individualism and government involvement.

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