Meaning of CONSENSUS in English


kənˈsen(t)səs noun

( -es )

Etymology: Latin, from consensus, past participle of consentire to feel together, agree — more at consent


a. : harmony, cooperation, or sympathy especially in different parts of an organism

b. : group solidarity in sentiment and belief

a kind of unspoken consensus … appeared — Henry Dicks

broad group consensus , as manifested in the folkways, mores, and other institutional usages — H.A.Bloch


a. : general agreement : unanimity , accord

the consensus of their opinion, based on reports that had drifted back from the border — John Hersey

b. : collective opinion : the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned

in the consensus of a number of critics — Current Biography

3. : a formal statement of religious belief : confession

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