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noun [singular/uncountable] consensus pronunciation in American English /kənˈsensəs/
  1. agreement among all the people involved

    We are still hopeful that further talks will result in a consensus.

    general consensus:

    The general consensus is that we should all get some sleep.

    reach a consensus:

    It will be difficult to reach any sort of consensus on this issue.

    by consensus:

    All good decisions are made by consensus.

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