Meaning of CONSENSUS in English

CONSENSUS

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

reach agreement/consensus (= agree about something )

The experts seem unable to reach consensus on this point.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

apparent

The Government's commitment to a positive reform of the law will weaken in view of the apparent lack of consensus .

But this shift was also brought about by an apparent consensus about education in the country as a whole.

However, despite the apparent consensus , there were notable differences in style, presentation and treatment where these values were concerned.

There is no apparent consensus about their optimum position within the organisation.

bipartisan

Clinton, who will officially address the governors Tuesday, said he hoped to reach bipartisan consensus , particularly on Medicaid.

He previewed the coming Congress, hoping for bipartisan consensus in trade, taxes, defense.

broad

There is therefore the broadest possible political consensus behind the pressures to enforce such a duty to disarm.

I now believe that we needed to build a broader consensus on this important issue before moving forward.

clear

The problem is compounded by the lack of clear consensus about the purpose or even the nature of education.

As for its strictly supernatural origins, there is no clear consensus on that either.

Although no clear consensus has emerged from these discussions, one idea in particular has acquired a sizeable following.

There is no clear consensus about how fast or slowly dinosaurs moved.

general

The general consensus is that few horses should be inconvenienced by the ground.

The general consensus is the show was a complete snooze, a letdown that garnered huge ratings and little else.

Most decisions are reached by general consensus with a minimum of formal voting. 7.

I think there is general consensus to change the welfare system; and that abuses should not be tolerated.

There is a general consensus that psychological processes are a function of the whole brain, not of its constituent parts.

In recent years, however, a general consensus has been reached that movies and television must have some influence on behavior.

But the odds being quoted reflect the general consensus that it is a three-horse race between Donegal, Derry and Down.

The general consensus is that worker influence on these boards has been limited.

growing

After Kingman there was a growing consensus that some kind of explicit knowledge about language was necessary for both teachers and pupils.

international

The international consensus seems to be that any return will be only to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Its co-operation has been crucial to the international consensus legitimising the war.

little

Regarding the desirable extent of redistribution, there is little consensus .

There is little consensus among candidates and voters on what the term means.

There is, however, little consensus about the direction of these biases.

Prumm also provides ample evidence for saying that there is little consensus concerning the nature or existence of Orphism.

moral

Breakdown of the moral consensus and social cohesion is rife.

national

Thus the Republic emerged from its early traumas with a fragmented political culture and no national consensus .

By the early 1970s, the national welfare consensus that had prevailed since World War Il was under attack.

Labour needs serious proof of a national consensus .

Fundamental and irreversible changes ought only to be imposed, if at all, in the light of an unmistakable national consensus .

The bombing spawned a rare moment of national consensus and healing.

By the beginning of 1946 the national consensus that he had presided over at the liberation was visibly disintegrating.

She is demanding a government of national consensus , leading to an election run by an independent election commission.

new

Even though the demonstrations were unable to stop the war, they laid the foundation for a new consensus .

The outlines of a new post-Thatcherite consensus begin to be visible.

There is a new consensus that purely physical developments based on property-led solutions are not enough.

Only better public transport, according to the new consensus , can save the city centres from the threat of gridlock.

A new political consensus had emerged, with the promise of a social revolution.

For all the talk about a new consensus and a new realism, however, a number of issues remain open.

political

Be that as it may, there now exists a political consensus in favour of the complete monetary integration of the Community.

Political campaigns were financed by such groups, and political consensus was brokered between such organizations.

There was no political consensus about broadcasting.

There seemed to be no clear path to success, and there was no political consensus about what to do.

But almost every deviation from the pro-corporate political consensus has been stamped out.

There is therefore the broadest possible political consensus behind the pressures to enforce such a duty to disarm.

A decade after unification it became clear that no political consensus had emerged about the state and society.

The great change after 1945 has been the establishment of a political consensus .

scientific

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus supporting the existence of global warming, the media often portray it as a controversial scientific debate.

Yet if the current scientific consensus is correct, it has to be, and that may be its saving grace.

In the first place, it's uncommon to discover such overwhelming scientific consensus on such a controversial set of issues.

I hope that this book provides others with insights, thereby enabling a scientific consensus to emerge.

social

Some scholars define crime as deviance from a social consensus of permitted behaviour.

Politicians were not prepared to risk the fragile social consensus by allowing troubled firms to go to the wall.

strong

A strong consensus among brokers may now signify risk, not safety.

This discussion concentrates on implications based on strong consensus emerging from our small sample.

■ NOUN

estimate

A First Call consensus estimate based on a survey of four analysts was 42 cents for the Columbus, Ohio, company.

First Call listed a consensus estimate of 39 cents for the single-family home builder.

The consensus estimate is $ 1. 25 a share.

The results exactly met analysts' consensus estimate , according to First Call.

politics

The consensus politics of the post-1945 period in which so many of our demands were rooted is no more.

The erosion of consensus politics overtook local government as it did many other areas of public life.

It was the most important disavowal consensus politics in recent history.

The practice of consensus politics has meant no determined action against inequalities by any Labour government.

sequence

All three of these start positions agree well with Kozak's consensus sequence .

view

Contrary to the Minister's partisan approach, I want to begin by taking a consensus view .

The consensus view seems to be that he probably did not.

There is unlikely to be a consensus view amongst the parents or even in the staff room about standards in these matters.

Until the major reinterpretation by E.P. Thompson in 1963, a consensus view of Luddism prevailed among historians.

Unfortunately a consensus view has yet to emerge on this question.

In time the consensus view is seen to have emerged.

■ VERB

achieve

In the long term, we want to see a united Ireland achieved by consensus and without violence.

Once again, they underestimated the amount of time required for achieving consensus .

Johnson would often move in contradictory directions, yet he would usually achieve consensus .

In fact, very little about chronic fatigue syndrome has achieved medical consensus , not even the name.

Then you achieve consensus that the illegal traffic in marijuana, cocaine and heroin, principally, creates its own trillion-dollar economy.

agree

It must be the case that the norms of these variable states are agreed on by internal consensus in the communities concerned.

based

This discussion concentrates on implications based on strong consensus emerging from our small sample.

Our country is based on consensus .

Mr Chirac explained that by tradition defence bills are based on a cross-party consensus .

Many people believe that organisations should become non-hierarchical and be based on group and consensus decision-making.

build

This, in turn, requires more significant technical and conceptual changes, which take more planning time in order to build consensus .

Porras found an astute ally in newly elected President Alvaro Arzu, a pragmatic businessman with an instinct for building consensus .

By temperament Mr Putin always seeks to build consensus .

I now believe that we needed to build a broader consensus on this important issue before moving forward.

Labour has failed to build a popular consensus around educational reform and was trumped by Ashdown's penny on income tax.

This gives the organization time to absorb the idea, to build consensus and to reduce resistance.

grow

But there is a growing consensus that there is no quick, painless or cheap way out of the morass.

reach

At least five local law societies found it difficult to reach a consensus amongst their members on the matter.

After discussing several alternatives, the team reaches consensus on a plan of action.

Most decisions are reached by general consensus with a minimum of formal voting. 7.

Various group decision-making methods can be used to reach consensus .

Our impressions are of a team in which decisions are reached by consensus and with the minimum of tension.

These decisions would thus come within the competence of the Council of Ministers, to be reached by consensus .

The group itself must get together and reach such decisions by consensus .

reflect

But the odds being quoted reflect the general consensus that it is a three-horse race between Donegal, Derry and Down.

But it reflects the astronomical consensus of what probably did happen.

seek

By temperament Mr Putin always seeks to build consensus .

Ministers were right to seek a consensus , but have dallied too long already.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Events in Eastern Europe shifted popular consensus against a new generation of nuclear weapons.

The consensus of opinion seems to be that the Prime Minister should resign.

The delegates will continue to meet until a consensus is reached.

There appears to be a consensus of opinion that the pilot was not at fault.

There is still no general consensus on what our future policy should be.

There was a growing consensus that the Prime Minister should resign.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Analysts surveyed by First Call / Thomson Financial had forecast a consensus 59 cents per share.

At the local level it was expressed by a shared set of values and policies, operating within a welfare state consensus .

I am convinced, having talked to the groups, that a consensus could have been reached.

Like other scientists, obesity researchers are supposed to work by a process of consensus .

Most decisions are reached by general consensus with a minimum of formal voting. 7.

The consensus politics of the post-1945 period in which so many of our demands were rooted is no more.

The consensus was to discontinue the march against General Paredes in Guadalajara and to attack the capital immediately.

They all have the reputation of being consensus politicians.

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