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Consensus

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin c?ns?nsus ("agreement, accordance, unanimity"), from c?nsenti? ("feel together; agree"); see consent.

Noun

consensus (countable and uncountable, plural consensuses)

  1. A process of decision-making that seeks widespread agreement among group members.
  2. General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.
    After years of debate over the best wine to serve at Thanksgiving, no real consensus has emerged.
  3. (attributive) Average projected value.
    a financial consensus forecast

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin c?ns?nsus or English consensus, itself borrowed from Latin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?k?n's?n.z?s/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con?sen?sus

Noun

consensus m (uncountable)

  1. consensus

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin c?ns?nsus ("agreement, accordance, unanimity").

Pronunciation

Noun

consensus m (plural consensus)

  1. consensus

Further reading


Latin

Etymology

From c?nsenti? ("feel together; agree"), from con- ("together") and senti? ("sense; perceive; feel").

Pronunciation

Noun

c?ns?nsus m (genitive c?ns?ns?s); fourth declension

  1. Consensus, agreement, accordance, unanimity, concord.
  2. A plot, conspiracy.

Declension

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative c?ns?nsus c?ns?ns?s
Genitive c?ns?ns?s c?ns?nsuum
Dative c?ns?nsu? c?ns?nsibus
Accusative c?ns?nsum c?ns?ns?s
Ablative c?ns?ns? c?ns?nsibus
Vocative c?ns?nsus c?ns?ns?s

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Descendants

  • -> English: consensus
  • -> French: consensus
  • -> Italian: consenso

Adjective

c?ns?nsus (feminine c?ns?nsa, neuter c?ns?nsum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (rare) agreed upon

Declension

First/second-declension adjective.

References

  • consensus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • consensus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • consensus in Charles du Fresne du Cange's Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883-1887)
  • consensus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the perfect harmony of the universe: totius mundi convenientia et consensus
    • unanimously: uno, communi, summo or omnium consensu (Tusc. 1. 15. 35)
  • consensus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • consensus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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