Definition of consensus in English:


Syllabification: con·sen·sus
Pronunciation: /kənˈsensəs


[usually in singular]
General agreement: a consensus of opinion among judges [as modifier]: a consensus view
More example sentences
  • The general consensus of opinion has it that love is not a good thing for professional sportsmen.
  • The general consensus is that they are in public life for what they can get out of it.
  • The general consensus is that faith in an afterlife is a positive psychological state.


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

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