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consensus

noun [S or U]
 
 
/kənˈsensəs/
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. The process of taking decisions by consensus can be fraught with difficulty.
Translations of “consensus”
in Spanish consenso…
in French consensus…
in German die Übereinstimmung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一致的意見, 共識…
in Russian единодушие…
in Turkish ortak mutabakat, genel görüş, oy birliği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一致的意见, 共识…
in Polish jednomyślność, zgoda…
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