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con·sen·sus

 (kən-sĕn′səs)
n.
1. An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole: "Among political women ... there is a clear consensus about the problems women candidates have traditionally faced" (Wendy Kaminer). See Usage Note at redundancy.
2. General agreement or accord: government by consensus.

[Latin cōnsēnsus, from past participle of cōnsentīre, to agree; see consent.]

consensus

(kənˈsɛnsəs)
n
general or widespread agreement (esp in the phrase consensus of opinion)
[C19: from Latin, from consentīre to feel together, agree; see consent]
Usage: Since consensus refers to a collective opinion, the words of opinion in the phrase consensus of opinion are redundant and should therefore be avoided

con•sen•sus

(kənˈsɛn səs)

n., pl. -sus•es.
1. collective judgment or belief; solidarity of opinion: The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month.
2. general agreement or concord; harmony.
[1850–55; < Latin, =consent(īre) to be in agreement, harmony (con- con- + sentīre to feel; compare sense) + -tus suffix of v. action]
usage: The expression consensus of opinion is sometimes criticized as being redundant on the basis that consensus alone conveys the meaning. Although the redundancy argument is weakened if consensus is taken in its earlier and valid sense of “general agreement or concord,” the criticism against this phrase has been so persistent that consensus of opinion occurs only infrequently in edited formal writing. The phrase general consensus is also objected to as redundant.

consensus

- Came into English in a physiological sense, meaning "a set of organs" or the "involuntary or reflex actions of the nervous system."
See also related terms for organs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consensus - agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole; "the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions"; "those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus"
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"

consensus

noun agreement, general agreement, unanimity, common consent, unity, harmony, assent, concord, concurrence The declaration reflects a growing consensus on the types of reform necessary in developing countries.

consensus

noun
The quality or condition of being in complete agreement or harmony:
Translations
إِجْماعإجْماع في الرّأي
konsenzusshoda
enighedkonsensus
yksimielisyys
konsenzussporazumsuglasnost
általános megegyezésközvélemény
konsensus
almennt álit
コンセンサス
일치
bendras sutarimas
saskaņavienprātība
konsensuszgoda
konsensussamstämmighet
ความคิดเห็นของคนส่วนใหญ่
fikir birliğioy birliğiuyuşma
sự đồng thuận

consensus

[kənˈsensəs] Nconsenso m
the consensus of opinionel consenso general

consensus

[kənˈsɛnsəs] nconsensus m
the consensus is that ..., the general consensus is that ... → le consensus veut que ..., l'opinion dominante est que ...

consensus

nÜbereinstimmung f; (= accord also)Einigkeit f; what’s the consensus?was ist die allgemeine Meinung?; the consensus is that …man ist allgemein der Meinung, dass …; there’s a consensus (of opinion) in favour of …die allgemeine Mehrheit ist für …; cabinet decisions are based on consensusEntscheidungen des Kabinetts beruhen auf einem Mehrheitsbeschluss; there was no consensus (among them)sie waren sich nicht einig, es gab keinen Konsens unter ihnen (form); consensus politicsPolitik fdes Konsensus or Miteinander

consensus

[kənˈsɛnsəs] nconsenso
the consensus of opinion → l'opinione f unanime or comune

consensus

(kənˈsensəs) noun
the feeling of most people. The consensus of opinion is that we should do this.

consensus

إِجْماع konsenzus enighed Übereinstimmung ομοφωνία consenso yksimielisyys consensus suglasnost consenso コンセンサス 일치 consensus enighet zgoda unanimidade единодушие samstämmighet ความคิดเห็นของคนส่วนใหญ่ oy birliği sự đồng thuận 共识

consensus

n. consenso.
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Successive home defeats to Neath and Cardiff last month scuppered their chances of beating Llanelli to the top prize, although the general concensus in Wales is that while Newport might have the strongest pack around, the Scarlets have the better all-round team.
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Referee Alan Hughes showed the red card after consulting his touch judge, but the concensus was that they got the wrong man and the look of disbelief on the Coventry player's face said it all.
News of a very different style of concert for the parish church here in Huddersfield, though it is no stranger to hosting musical events, is perhaps a signal that these days, there is a much broader concensus about using church buildings for more than daily, or in some cases, weekly services.
Many were taken close into weed beds on the faster sinking of the intermediate lines, and a concensus revealed that black and green flies accounted for the bulk of the fish.
Maybe the general concensus would have been that a player like him would play for either Rangers or Celtic but Dundee are in that market as well now.
Bradbury stressed that if it was from a concensus of opinion with the Adders supporters that he should go then he would walk away but he was loathe to jump ship.
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From talking to other clubs, the concensus is that the higher reaches of the District League are similar to the lower reaches of the County Amateur.