|Origin:||, from the past participle of consentire; CONSENT2|
con‧sen‧sus [singular, uncountable]
an opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts
a lack of consensus about the aims of the project
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 current consensus of opinion
The general consensus was that technology was a good thing.
the consensus politics of the fifties