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"unanimous" in British English

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unanimousadjective

uk   us   /juːˈnæn.ɪ.məs/
C2 If a ​group of ​people are unanimous, they all ​agree about one ​particularmatter or ​vote the same way, and if a ​decision or ​judgment is unanimous, it is ​formed or ​supported by everyone in a ​group: The ​juryreturned a unanimous verdict of ​guilty after a ​shortdeliberation. After a ​lengthydiscussion we ​reached a unanimous decision on the ​proposal. The new ​format has unanimous ​support.
unanimously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C2 All four ​proposals to the ​committee were unanimously ​approved.
(Definition of unanimous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unanimous" in American English

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unanimousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /jʊˈnæn·ə·məs/
in ​completeagreement or ​showingcompleteagreement: The ​schoolboard was unanimous in ​itssupport of the ​decision. The ​juryreached a unanimous ​verdict.
unanimously
adverb [not gradable]  us   /jʊˈnæn·ə·məs·li/
Sportswriters unanimously ​picked him for the ​award.
(Definition of unanimous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unanimous" in Business English

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unanimousadjective

uk   us   /juːˈnænɪməs/
if a ​feeling, decision, ​action, etc. is unanimous, everyone in a ​groupfeels it or ​agrees to it: unanimous support/approval/agreement This is a ​soundplan 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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