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item-by-item \item-by-item\ adj. considered one item at a time; -- contrasted with using general rules for groups of items considered by their class.


adj. separate and distinct from others of the same kind; "mark the individual pages"; "on a case-by-case basis" [syn: individual, case-by-case]

Usage examples of "item-by-item".

That measure gives lawmakers a virtual item-by-item veto over all future changes to the Everglades project, even if no state funds are involved.