separately

adverb sep·a·rate·ly \ ˈse-p(ə-)rət-lē , ˈse-pərt-lē \

Definition of separately

: in a separate manner or by separate means : not together with someone or something else
  • She and her husband drove separately to the restaurant.
  • The software is sold separately from the hardware.
  • The professor met with each student separately.

First Known Use of separately

circa 1552

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SEPARATELY Defined for Kids

separately

adverb sep·a·rate·ly \ ˈse-pə-rət-lē \

Definition of separately for Students

: apart from others or another
  • The children eat separately.


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