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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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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PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

consensus m (uncountable)

  1. consensus

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōnsēnsus (agreement, accordance, unanimity).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

consensus m (plural consensus)

  1. consensus

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cōnsentiō (feel together; agree), from con- (together) and sentiō (sense; perceive; feel).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cōnsēnsus m (genitive cōnsēnsūs); fourth declension

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

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (rare) agreed upon

InflectionEdit

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 cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsīs
accusative cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsam cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsōs cōnsēnsās cōnsēnsa
ablative cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsā cōnsēnsō cōnsēnsīs
vocative cōnsēnse cōnsēnsa cōnsēnsum cōnsēnsī cōnsēnsae cōnsēnsa

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “consensus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • consensus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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