Definition of big tent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


big tent

BrE BrE//ˌbɪɡ ˈtent//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɪɡ ˈtent//
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a group or philosophy that accepts and includes individuals and organizations that have a wide variety of opinions or styles synonym broad church The movement soon became a big tent under which many campaign groups gathered.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: big tent