sep·​a·​rate·​ly ˈse-p(ə-)rət-lē How to pronounce separately (audio)
: 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.

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of separately was circa 1552

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Cite this Entry

“Separately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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