Noun individualism has 3 senses
  1. individuality, individualism, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
    --1 is a kind of trait
    --1 has particulars:
     singularity, uniqueness; peculiarity, specialness, specialty, speciality, distinctiveness
  2. individualism - a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars: rugged individualism
  3. individualism, laissez faire - the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    --3 is a kind of doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism