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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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Also determined: physicians do not use the literature more often because the problems with quantity, quality, applicability, and consenus, or the lack of it.
We can't agree on a consenus in our own group," admitted NAHJ president Don Flores, publisher of the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Outreach is critically important for OHD because increasing the number of citizens actually involved in the meetings increases the components of the overlapping consenus OHD seeks to create.
The Trade Representative states that the International Consenus includes a, ".
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 added: "They need to look around them at the growing consenus about this issue worldwide.
Coun Smith claims a report will be made to Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust today which will make it clear there is a growing consenus in favour of the Smethwick option.
The consenus among the 20 or so Caribbean exhibitors was that their products' appeal came from associations with the "relaxed, spicy Caribbean lifestyle".
Despite questions over the amount and the failure to include further studies of Palmdale Airport expansion, the council agreed to hire the firms of Landrum and Brown, Johnson Fain Partners, Consenus Planning Group, Emerson and Associates, Planning Company Associations, and Edelman Worldwide.