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1. One that asserts individuality by independence of thought and action.
2. An advocate of individualism.

in′di·vid′u·al·is′tic adj.
in′di·vid′u·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.individualistically - in an individualistic manner
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As the reams of research on the subject has shown, even teams made up of the smartest people will underperform if team members act individualistically. The dynamic between two key players in the driverless car evolution, Chris Urmson and Anthony Levandowski, vividly illustrates this key point.
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It is a cross-pollinated crop species and different genotypes are expected to behave individualistically for tolerance to abiotic stresses.
or in simple judicial language, each crime is treated individualistically. However, currently and as per the context of the law, deportation is mandatory in such crimes."