Definition of hive mind in English:

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hive mind


1A notional entity consisting of a large number of people who share their knowledge or opinions with one another, regarded as producing either uncritical conformity or collective intelligence: he has become one of those celebrities whose online presence has made him a favorite of the Internet hive mind we appeal to the company hive mind when we’re stuck
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  • The hive mind is the biggest problem with markets.
  • We thought everyone was joining the blogosphere - melding into one enormous global hive mind.
  • But how does a modern government control the hive mind without television and radio?
1.1(In science fiction) a unified consciousness or intelligence formed by a number of alien individuals, the resulting consciousness typically exerting control over its constituent members: there is a Borg Queen who controls the hive mind
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  • The Zerg have a human face in the form of Sarah Kerrigan, a woman with powerful telepathic abilities who had previously been captured and absorbed into the Zerg's hive mind.
  • A pseudo-race dwelling in the Star Trek universe, the Borg force other species into their collective and connect them to the hive mind.
  • The Doctor's race to Oswin brought him to a room full of Daleks, but Oswin hacked into their hive mind and deleted any knowledge of the Doctor.
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