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Topic: POLITICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , from the past participle of consentire; CONSENT2

consensus

noun
     
con‧sen‧sus [singular, uncountable]
PP an opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts
consensus on/about
a lack of consensus about the aims of the project
consensus that
There is a consensus among teachers that children should have a broad understanding of the world.
The EU Council of Finance Ministers failed to reach a consensus on the pace of integration.
The general consensus was that technology was a good thing.
the consensus politics of the fifties
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