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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.
References in classic literature ?
Her escape seemed to them little short of miraculous, and it was the consensus of opinion that it could have been achieved by no other man than Tarzan of the Apes.
There is a stamp of unity, of individual genius upon it, which inclines me to the former hypothesis, though I am not blind to the consideration that this unity may rather have arisen from that consensus of many minds which was a condition of primitive thought, foreign to our modern consciousness.
In all these cases the children were too young to give any properly intelligible account of themselves, but the consensus of their excuses is that they had been with a "bloofer lady.
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Priceline (PCLN), consensus $14.
As opposition parties had failed to come out with a consensus candidate for the office of the Prime Minister, they kept it open ended to discuss the issue further on Tuesday.
com)-- Consensus Energy of Atlanta, GA and Applied Energy Conservation Systems of Chattanooga, TN announced the joining of companies to achieve greater energy savings services for commercial and industrial clients throughout the southeast.
Truth then, is regarded merely the end product of debate and consensus.
They drafted a consensus statement to outline dearly the best ways to evaluate and treat depression associated with MS.
This step-by-step guide shows how to use consensus decision-making to achieve effective action in school districts and other organizations.
Propagandists repeatedly insist that the "debate" about global warming is over, that humans have dramatically changed the Earth's weather and need to make radical amends, and that there is a scientific consensus about all such "facts.
Developing high school curricula and standards requires involving stakeholders, such as teachers, administrators, and industry representatives, in the process and achieving consensus among diverse groups (National Education Goals Panel, 1991; National Council on Teachers of Mathematics, 1989; U.
In March 2005, a panel of twelve international experts on exercise physiology, sport medicine, water metabolism and body fluid homeostasis convened in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 1st International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference.