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Definition of consensus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[singular, uncountable]
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an opinion that all members of a group agree with consensus (about/on something) She is skilled at achieving consensus on sensitive issues. There is a growing consensus of opinion on this issue. an attempt to reach a consensus There now exists a broad political consensus in favor of economic reform. consensus politics (= which people in general agree with) consensus (among somebody) (about/on something) There is a general consensus among teachers about the need for greater security in schools. consensus (that…) There seems to be a consensus that the plan should be rejected.
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