Consensus definition

kən-sĕnsəs
An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole.
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General agreement or accord.

Government by consensus.

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General agreement, esp. in opinion.
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A process of decision-making that seeks widespread agreement among group members.
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Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.
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An opinion held by all or most.
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Consensus means generally accepted opinion.

An example of consensus is most people believing that it is wrong to kill another person.

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The definition of consensus is an agreement made by a group.

An example of consensus is when Republicans and Democrats agree on language for a bill.

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

Noun

Singular:
consensus
Plural:
consensuses

Origin of consensus

  • Latin cōnsēnsus from past participle of cōnsentīre to agree consent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cōnsēnsus (“agreement, accordance, unanimity”), from cōnsentiō (“feel together; agree”); see consent.

    From Wiktionary