noun, plural con·sen·sus·es.
Origin of consensus
Definition for consensus (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for consensus
But there is no consensus about what the attrition of ISIS looks like.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It all began, the consensus seems to be, with the red jungle fowl.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The consensus leans toward forbidding it, though some people of knowledge think it permissible.
The consensus among the legal establishment is that Wilson will not be indicted.
Fifty years later, the Reagan consensus prevails, it seems to me, more so than Roosevelt consensus.
It was the consensus of opinion that the only thing that prevented his swimming was his curls.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The Negros chief danger lies in a consensus of evil opinion concerning him.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
Did it depend on legend alone we might, however strong the consensus of testimony, harbor some doubt about it.American Hero-Myths|Daniel G. Brinton
The consensus of opinion before the Committee is that there is a lack of spiritual values in the community.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The consensus in illusion was wonderful, but let us grant, for the sake of argument, that it was possible.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for consensus
Word Origin for consensus
Word Origin and History for consensus
1854 as a term in physiology; 1861 of persons; from Latin consensus "agreement, accord," past participle of consentire (see consent). There is an isolated instance of the word from 1633.