[kuh n-sen-shoo-uh l] /kənˈsɛn ʃu əl/
formed or existing merely by :
a consensual transaction.
Physiology. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a voluntary action, as the contraction of the iris when the eye is opened.
(law) (of a contract, agreement, etc) existing by consent
(law) (of a sexual activity) performed with the consent of all parties involved
(of certain reflex actions of a part of the body) responding to stimulation of another part
1754, “having to do with consent,” from stem of Latin consensus (see consensus) + -al (1). Meaning “by consent” is attested from 1800.
consensual con·sen·su·al (kən-sěn’shōō-əl)
[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 […]
[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.
- Consensus sequence
noun 1. (biochem) a DNA sequence common to different organisms and having a similar function in each noun a part of DNA that has a similar function and structure in different organisms Usage Note science
[kon-sen-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌkɒn sɛnˈteɪ ni əs/ adjective 1. agreeing; accordant. 2. done by common ; unanimous. /ˌkɒnsɛnˈteɪnɪəs/ adjective (rare) 1. (foll by to) accordant or consistent (with) 2. done by general consent