hive mind

hive mind

noun
1.
the property of apparent sentience in a colony of social insects acting as a single organism, each insect performing a specific role for the good of the group.
2.
Psychology, Sociology.
a.
a collective consciousness, analogous to the behavior of social insects, in which a group of people become aware of their commonality and think and act as a community, sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and resources: the global hive mind that has emerged with sites like Twitter and Facebook.
b.
such a group mentality characterized by uncritical conformity and loss of a sense of individuality and personal accountability.
Also, hivemind.
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Main Entry:  hive mind
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of collective consciousness where individuality is stifled; a state of conformity; also written hivemind
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