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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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EITF Abstracts includes an example of the application of these consensuses to a limited partnership investment in an affordable housing project accounted for under the cost, equity and effective yield methods.
69, The Meaning of "Present Fairly in Conformity With Generally Accepted Accounting Principles" in the Independent Auditor's Report, identifies Financial Accounting Standards Board emerging issues task force (EITF) consensuses as sources of established generally accepted accounting principles.
The EITF agreed that in applying the consensuses in this issue there is a rebuttable presumption that an option granted within six months of the repurchase of an outstanding option would be considered a replacement option.
94-5 Accounting problems: Are all past consensuses for this issue rescinded?
The EITF reached additional consensuses at the January 19, 1995, meeting.
RELATED ARTICLE: NEW EITF CONSENSUSES ADOPTED JANUARY 19, 1995
Tentative conclusions reached 9/21-22/94; consensuses reached on certain of the tentative conclusions 11/17/94; to be discussed at a future meeting
Consensuses reached 5/19/94 on employee termination costs; 5/19/94 consensuses modified 11/17/94; consensuses reached 11/17/94 on other exit costs
The EITF reached the following consensuses for RRCs that meet all the conditions for reinsurance accounting:
The EITF reached three consensuses on this issue, which provide different accounting rules depending on the investee's role (acquiree or acquiror) in the business combination.
This is significant since accountants must know both existing and future consensuses and understand when they are applicable.
The consensuses on issues 2, 3 and 4 apply to both primary and fully diluted EPS calculations if the convertible preferred stock is a common stock equivalent.