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consensus of opinion

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  • consensus — Note the spelling, not concensus. It means ‘general agreement’, and is often used (1) in collocations with of: consensus of authority, evidence, opinion, etc. (although consensus of opinion is strictly tautological), and (2) in more recent usage …   Modern English usage

  • consensus — I noun acclamation, accord, acknowledgment, affirmance, affirmation, agreement, assonance, attonement, bipartisanship, common consent, compact, compatibility, concent, concentus, concert, concinnity, concord, concordance, concurrence, conformance …   Law dictionary

  • consensus — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, clear, common, general, prevailing, rough, widespread ▪ That seems to be the prevailing consensus. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • consensus — /keuhn sen seuhs/, n., pl. consensuses. 1. majority of opinion: The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month. 2. general agreement or concord; harmony. [1850 55; < L, equiv. to consent(ire) to be in agreement, harmony (con… …   Universalium

  • consensus — con•sen•sus [[t]kənˈsɛn səs[/t]] n. pl. sus•es 1) collective judgment or belief; solidarity of opinion: The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month[/ex] 2) general agreement or concord; harmony • Etymology: 1850–55; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • consensus — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin, from consentire Date: 1843 1. a. general agreement ; unanimity < the consensus of their opinion, based on reports…from the border John Hersey > b. the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consensus — con|sen|sus [kənˈsensəs] n [singular, U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , from the past participle of consentire; CONSENT2] an opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts consensus on/about ▪ a lack of consensus about the aims of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consensus — Often misspelled and misused, consensus means general agreement or collective opinion. The word is related to sense and has no connection with census. The phrase consensus of opinion has been used so freely and widely that it is a stock… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • opinion — [[t]əpɪ̱njən[/t]] ♦♦ opinions 1) N COUNT: oft poss N, N that Your opinion about something is what you think or believe about it. I wasn t asking for your opinion, Dick... He held the opinion that a government should think before introducing a tax …   English dictionary

  • consensus —   General consensus is a tautology. Any consensus must be general. Equally to be avoided is consensus of opinion. Above all, note that consensus is spelled with a middle s, like consent. It has nothing to do with census …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • consensus —     The general consensus in Washington . . . (Chicago Tribune). A tautology. Any consensus must be general. Equally to be avoided is consensus of opinion. Finally, note that consensus is spelled with a middle sy like consent. It has nothing to… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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