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"
A process of decision-making that seeks widespread agreement among group members.
General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.
Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.
Origin: From consensus, from consentio; see consent.
agreement; accord; consent
Origin: [L. See Consent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Consensus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4806
Rank popularity for the word 'Consensus' in Nouns Frequency: #1998
The numerical value of Consensus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Consensus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're a little below consensus.
The level of consensus is very strong.
That's the consensus view ... No hearing, no vote.
We expect global growth to move below consensus estimates.
We are not 100 percent there, but we are finding consensus.
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Translations for Consensus
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- إجماع, توافقArabic
- консенсус, единодушие, съгласиеBulgarian
- souhlas, shodaCzech
- Einvernehmen, KonsensGerman
- yksimielisyys, konsensusFinnish
- आम सहमतिHindi
- 協心, コンセンサス, 総意Japanese
- consensus, eensgezindheid, overeenstemmingDutch
- konsensus, zgodaPolish
- единодушие, консенсус, согласиеRussian
- спо̏разӯм, konsènzus, spȍrazūm, консѐнзусSerbo-Croatian
- oybirliği, fikir birliğiTurkish
- اتفاق رائےUrdu
- đồng lòngVietnamese
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