Consensus



[kuh n-sen-suh s] /kənˈsɛn səs/

noun, plural consensuses.
1.
majority of opinion:
The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month.
2.
general agreement or concord; harmony.
[kohn-sen-soo s gen-tee-oo m; English kuh n-sen-suh s jen-shee-uh m] /koʊnˈsɛn sʊs ˈgɛn tiˌʊm; English kənˈsɛn səs ˈdʒɛn ʃi əm/
noun, Latin.
1.
agreement of the people.
/kənˈsɛnsəs/
noun
1.
general or widespread agreement (esp in the phrase consensus of opinion)
n.

1854 as a term in physiology; 1861 of persons; from Latin consensus “agreement, accord,” past participle of consentire (see consent). There is an isolated instance of the word from 1633.

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