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per·son·al·ism

(pûr′sə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality of being characterized by purely personal modes of expression or behavior; idiosyncrasy.
2. Philosophy Any of various theories regarding the person or personality as the key to the interpretation of reality.

per′son·al·ist adj. & n.
per′son·al·is′tic adj.
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personalism

(ˈpɜːsənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
2. an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
ˌpersonalˈistic adj
ˈpersonalist n, adj
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personalism

the individual or personal characteristics of a person or object. — personalist, n. — personalistic, adj.
See also: Self
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