Complete Definition of "individualism"

English

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. The tendency for a person to act without reference to others, particularly in matters of style, fashion or mode of thought.
  2. A belief system that places great importance on the ability of people to act as individuals.
  3. The basic moral premise that only individuals can act, benefit and suffer. The opposite of collectivism, which holds that abstract groups or transcendent entities can act, benefit or suffer, necessitating an abstract structure (such as the state) to support these groups or entities.

Translations
Croatian: t-|hr|individualizam|m
German: t-|de|Individualismus|m

References
OED2
Category:English nouns ending in -ism
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