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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.
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