Meaning of CONSENSUS in English


/ kənˈsensəs; NAmE / noun

[ sing. , U ] consensus (among sb) | consensus (about sth) | consensus (that ... ) an opinion that all members of a group agree with :

There is a general consensus among teachers about the need for greater security in schools.

There seems to be a consensus that the plan should be rejected.

There is a growing consensus of opinion on this issue.

an attempt to reach a consensus

She is skilled at achieving consensus on sensitive issues.



mid 17th cent.: from Latin , agreement , from consens- agreed, from the verb consentire .

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