groupthink

[ groop-thingk ]
/ ˈgrupˌθɪŋk /

noun

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

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Origin of groupthink

1950–55; group + think1, on the model of doublethink
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British Dictionary definitions for groupthink

groupthink
/ (ˈɡruːpˌθɪŋk) /

noun

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