a race in which the total distance is either divided into three equal portions, in which each swimmer uses the backstroke for the first portion, the breaststroke for the second portion, and the freestyle for the third, or the total distance is divided into four equal portions, in which each swimmer uses the butterfly stroke for the first portion and then the other strokes used follow the same pattern as in the three-part medley.
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- Individual psychology
individual psychology in·di·vid·u·al psychology (ĭn’də-vĭj’ōō-əl) n. A theory of human behavior emphasizing the drive to overcome feelings of inferiority by compensation and the need to achieve personal goals that have value for society.
noun 1. a savings plan that offers tax advantages to an individual depositor to set aside money for retirement. Abbreviation: IRA. Individual Retirement Account (IRA) A retirement plan. The “traditional” IRA allows individuals to contribute pretax earnings up to a maximum yearly allowance and to defer income taxes until the money is withdrawn after retirement. […]
[in-duh-vij-oo-eyt] /ˌɪn dəˈvɪdʒ uˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), individuated, individuating. 1. to form into an or distinct entity. 2. to give an or distinctive character to; . verb (used without object), individuated, individuating. 3. to make distinctions: to individuate among one’s students. 4. to become or distinctive: With maturity, the artist individuated. /ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊˌeɪt/ verb (transitive) […]
[in-duh-vij-oo-ey-shuh n] /ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. state of being ; existence; . 3. Philosophy. the determination or contraction of a general nature to an mode of existence; development of the from the general. /ˌɪndɪˌvɪdjʊˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of individuating 2. (in the psychology of Jung) […]