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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·di·vid·u·al·ism /ˌɪndəˈvɪʤwəˌlɪzəm, ˈvɪʤəwə, ˈvɪʤəˌlɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·di·vid·u·al·ism n.
 1. The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
 2. An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
    The selfishness of the small proprietor has been described by the best writers as individualism.   --Ed. Rev.
 3. The principle, policy, or practice of maintaining individuality, or independence of the individual, in action; the theory or practice of maintaining the independence of individual initiative, action, and interests, as in industrial organization or in government.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the
           movement that she lost all sense of individuality" [syn:
            individuality, individuation] [ant: commonality]
      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 [syn: laissez faire]