What does consensus mean?

Definitions for consensus
kənˈsɛn səscon·sen·sus

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. consensus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From consensus, from consentio; see consent.

  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.

    Etymology: From consensus, from consentio; see consent.

  3. consensus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From consensus, from consentio; see consent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consensus(noun)

    agreement; accord; consent

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. consensus

    Decision-making that creates and verifies mutual agreement.

    The common consensus globally is we all choose to focus positively on creating optimum health, human rights, right to life and shared prosperity for all people and animals on planet earth together with our love, unity and solidarity.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2020  

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

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How to say consensus in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of consensus in a Sentence

  1. New York City Comptroller Stringer:

    This is the last nail in the coffin for companies claiming investors don't agree on proxy access.  There's now overwhelming consensus among investors in support of 3 percent bylaws for viable proxy access.

  2. Bucky Hellwig:

    Positions were squared, some buyers were drawn in, shorts were covered, now, for it to be sustainable, the consensus has to grow that the Fed is indeed going to raise rates in June and then raise it a second time this year.

  3. Morgan Stanley:

    We expect global growth to move below consensus estimates.

  4. Ace Securities analyst Hideki Yasuda:

    There was no consensus over how to value SoftBank.

  5. Fabian Castrejon:

    The consensus is that she was abducted, the authorities just flat out said she's not up there.

Images & Illustrations of consensus

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