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consensusnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /kənˈsen.səs/
C2 a ​generallyacceptedopinion or ​decision among a ​group of ​people: The general consensus in the ​office is that he can't do his ​job. Could we reach a consensus on this ​matter? Let's take a ​vote.

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(Definition of consensus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consensusnoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈsen·səs/
a ​generallyacceptedopinion; ​wideagreement: They’re ​trying to ​build a consensus on the need to ​improve the city’s ​schools.
(Definition of consensus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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consensusnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /kənˈsensəs/
a generally ​acceptedopinion among a ​group of ​people: The consensus among City ​economists is that ​interestrates 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 ​reducingcarbonemissions.reach/build/agree a consensus Our ​toppriority must be ​building a consensus with ​legislators. The ​process of taking decisions by consensus can be fraught with difficulty.
(Definition of consensus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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