consensus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnsēnsus (agreement, accordance, unanimity), from cōnsentiō (feel together; agree); see consent.

Noun[edit]

consensus (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.
  3. Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧sen‧sus

Noun[edit]

consensus m (uncountable)

  1. consensus

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.sɛ̃.sys/, /kɔ̃.sɑ̃.sys/

Noun[edit]

consensus m (plural consensus)

  1. consensus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cōnsentiō (feel together; agree), a fusion of cōn- (together) and sentiō (sense; perceive; feel).

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Noun[edit]

cōnsēnsus m (genitive cōnsēnsūs); fourth declension

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

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Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cōnsēnsus cōnsēnsūs
genitive cōnsēnsūs cōnsēnsuum
dative cōnsēnsuī cōnsēnsibus
accusative cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsūs
ablative cōnsēnsū cōnsēnsibus
vocative cōnsēnsus cōnsēnsūs

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Adjective[edit]

cōnsēnsus m (feminine cōnsēnsa, neuter cōnsēnsum); first/second declension

  1. (rare) agreed upon

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cōnsēnsus cōnsēnsa cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsī cōnsēnsae cōnsēnsa
genitive cōnsēnsī cōnsēnsae cōnsēnsī cōnsēnsōrum cōnsēnsārum cōnsēnsōrum
dative cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsae cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsīs cōnsēnsīs cōnsēnsīs
accusative cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsam cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsōs cōnsēnsās cōnsēnsa
ablative cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsā cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsīs cōnsēnsīs cōnsēnsīs
vocative cōnsēnse cōnsēnsa cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsī cōnsēnsae cōnsēnsa

References[edit]

  • consensus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879