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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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Globally, the political consensus on heritable human genome editing--such as it is--inclines toward an outright ban, and if not a ban, at least a moratorium.
"President Xi Jinping made it clear that the 1992 Consensus should adhere to the 'One China Principle,' which is a bedrock for unification with Taiwan, in his first major speech on Jan.
He said: 'Recall that the National Working Committee in its directive/clarification on the procedure for nominating candidates stated that while consensus is provided for by the Party's Constitution, the option is conditional.
In retrospect, Washington Consensus after rising in the early 1990s gradually deteriorated and then the last outcome was 'comprehensive breakdown' by 2001.
'However, none of these countries can match the political success of BN's consensus, considering the social structure in Malaysia is far more complex than in those countries.
PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervez Ilahi said, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed is consensus candidate of our party and the PTI.
However, it is well known that consensus algorithms are not resilient to compromised nodes sharing falsified information, i.e.
More recently, [31] studied the stability problem of single switched systems, while the consensus of a switched MAS was presented in [32,33].
In such situations, professional societies often develop expert consensus guidance to aid clinicians in decision-making.
It is not even as if consensus is the product of collective wisdom.
But he claimed that consensus government could not be actualised when he became the Prime Minister as the current opposition Nepali Congress insisted on the active role of the opposition.
Summary: AkcansaEe's 4Q15 revenues and EBITDA came in 3% and 1% above consensus, while CimsaEe's 4Q15 top line beat consensus by 6%, though EBITDA was broadly in line.

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