concensus vs consensus : Common Errors in English

About concensus vs consensus

You might suppose that this word had to do with taking a census of the participants in a discussion, but it doesn’t. It is a good old Latin word that has to do with arriving at a common sense of the meeting, and the fourth letter is an “S.”Speaking of a “general consensus” is extremely common, though strictly speaking it’s a redundant expression since a consensus is by definition a general agreement.

consensus Meaning(s)

  • (n) agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole

concensus in News

consensus in News

  1. Op-Ed: The Phony ‘Debate’ Over Climate Change

    In 2004, Naomi Oreskes published the first analysis examining the scientific consensus on climate change in published peer-reviewed research. She scanned over 900 climate papers from 1993 to 2003 to determine how many papers rejected the proposition that humans caused global warming. Remarkably, she found zero rejection papers. Oreskes’ results were cited in An Inconvenient Truth to demonstrate ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Councilors reach consensus on wish list for property tax levy

    The Corvallis City Council reached consensus at a Monday night work session on a potential list of city services to try to pay for with a property tax levy on the November ballot.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times

  3. No consensus on new City Hall

    Rehoboth Beach officials are still looking for a consensus on how to proceed with a proposed $15 million upgrade to City Hall. Mayor Sam Cooper, chairman of the City Hall Complex Master Plan Task Force, hoped to get approval to move forward with additional design work at the May 17 commissioners' meeting. However, the city commissioners, while liking the concept and agreeing that upgrades to ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Cape Gazette

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