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consensusnoun [S or U]

uk   /kənˈsen.səs/  us   /kənˈsen.səs/
C2 a generally accepted opinion 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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consensusnoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈsen·səs/
a generally accepted opinion; wide agreement: They’re trying to build a consensus on the need to improve the city’s schools.
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consensusnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of consensus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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