Consensus vs. Unanimous

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  • Consensus (noun)

    A process of decision-making that seeks widespread agreement among group members.

  • Consensus (noun)

    General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action.

  • Consensus (noun)

    Average projected value.

    "a financial consensus forecast"

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    Based on unanimity, assent or agreement.

    "The debate went on for hours, but in the end the decision was unanimous."

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    Sharing the same views or opinions, and being in harmony or accord.

    "We were unanimous: the President had to go."

  • Consensus (noun)

    Agreement; accord; consent.

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious; as, the assembly was unanimous; the members of the council were unanimous.

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or contradiction of any; as, a unanimous opinion; a unanimous vote.

Webster Dictionary
  • Consensus (noun)

    agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole;

    "the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions"

    "those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus"

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    in complete agreement;

    "a unanimous decision"

  • Unanimous (adjective)

    acting together as a single undiversified whole;

    "a solid voting bloc"

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