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consensus

[kən′sen·səs]
(science and technology)
A method of checking or confirming the correctness of an observation or report, based on agreement between different observers.

consensus

the existence within a society community or group, of a fundamental agreement on basic values. While some sociologists, notably Talcott PARSONS, emphasize the existence of such shared values as the basis of any persisting social order, other sociologists do not, pointing to the frequency with which social systems may be held together by reciprocal interests or by force. See also LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY, NORMATIVE FUNCTIONALISM, SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION. POLITICAL CONSENSUS, DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS.
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Aligning with Italy, which spoke on behalf of Uniting for Consenus (UfC), the group which opposes any additional permanent members on the Security Council, Pakistan's UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, said her government believes that meaningful reform could be achieved only if there is genuine consensus among member states.
He called of the campaign for political consenus on fighting terrorism following the killing of 135 children in a Taliban attack on an army public school in Peshawar.
The authors consider that there is still a lack of consenus on concepts, and on theories or theoretical models of this construct.
Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn electrifies the Labour leadership contest, enjoying a hero's welcome in Durham, because he challenges a miserable consenus.
And the general consenus afterwards is that championship progress could depend on what formation English and his selectors Ken Hogan and Jack Bergin decide upon in the coming week.
Something has to give when the sides meet in the All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday and the common consenus is that Laois will be outmuscled at Croke Park.