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unanimous

adjective
 
 
/juːˈnænɪməs/
if a feeling, decision, action, etc. is unanimous, everyone in a group feels it or agrees to it: unanimous support/approval/agreement This is a sound plan that enjoys the unanimous support of the Board of Directors. In the Senate, 60 votes are needed if there is not unanimous consent to proceed with a bill. We reached a unanimous decision on the proposal. It would require the unanimous vote of the board of supervisors to enact the rule.
[only after noun] if a group of people is unanimous, everyone agrees to something: The committee was unanimous, and the new rules were made official.
(Definition of unanimous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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