consensus


consensus
consensus con‧sen‧sus [kənˈsensəs] noun [singular, uncountable]
1. agreement among a group of people:

• The leaders failed to reach a consensus on the issue of trade barriers.

• The talks are aimed at building a consensus.

2. the opinion that most people in a group have:

• The general consensus was that she would make a good chief executive officer.

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consensus UK US /kənˈsensəs/ noun [S or U]
a generally accepted opinion among a group of people: »

The consensus among City economists is that interest rates will be held at 1%.

agreement among a group of people: consensus on/about sth »

Achieving an international consensus on these issues is proving difficult.

a general/broad/growing consensus »

There is a growing consensus about the best methods for reducing carbon emissions.

reach/build/agree a consensus »

Our top priority must be building a consensus with legislators.

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The process of taking decisions by consensus can be fraught with difficulty.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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