What does Consensus mean?

Definitions for Consensuskənˈsɛn səs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consensus(noun)

    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"


  1. consensus(Noun)

    A process of decision-making that seeks widespread agreement among group members.

  2. consensus(Noun)

    General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.

  3. consensus(Noun)

    Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.

  4. Origin: From consensus, from consentio; see consent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consensus(noun)

    agreement; accord; consent

  2. Origin: [L. See Consent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consensus

    kon-sen′sus, n. agreement of various parts: agreement in opinion: unanimity.—n. Consen′sion, mutual consent.—adj. Consen′sual, relating to consent.—adv. Consen′sually.—Consensual contract, a contract requiring merely the consent of the parties. [L. consentīre. See Consent.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Consensus

    General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Consensus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4806

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Consensus' in Nouns Frequency: #1998


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consensus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consensus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wedbush Securities:

    If there's disappointment here, it could be that Q4 revenue guidance was not above consensus, it just bracketed consensus.

  2. Rogerio Chequer:

    There is no consensus in the parties or in the government, but the politicians must know that there is consensus on the street.

  3. Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003:

    Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.

  4. Sara Vakhshouri:

    It is not possible for the United States to keep this consensus against Iran with European countries and other countries for much longer, the sanctions and this consensus could erode after some time.

  5. Terry Pratchett, Eric:

    The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.

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