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  1. the practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by individuals acting independently; conformity.

  2. the lack of individual creativity, or of a sense of personal responsibility, that is sometimes characteristic of group interaction.

Origin of groupthink

1950–55; group + think1, on the model of doublethink

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British Dictionary definitions for groupthink


/ (ˈɡruːpˌθɪŋk) /

  1. a tendency within organizations or society to promote or establish the view of the predominant group

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