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Consensus usually refers to general agreement among the members of a group or community. It may also refer to:
- Consensus decision-making, the process of making decisions using consensus.
- Consensus-based assessment, the use of consensus to produce methods of evaluating information.
- Consensus reality, reality as defined by consensus, particularly popular consensus, rather than or before other (philosophical) criteria.
- Consensus theory of truth, truth as determined by consensus rather than or before other criteria.
- False-consensus effect, a tendency to overestimate the extent to which beliefs or opinions match those of others.
Science and technology
- Consensus, techniques to provide coherence among and between nodes of a distributed computer system or database.
- Consensus sequence, the order of nucleotide or amino acid residues most frequently found within a DNA, RNA or protein sequence.
- Consensus theorem, an identity in Boolean algebra.
- Consensus or resolvent term, defined in the consensus theorem.
- Scientific consensus, the collective opinion, judgment and position of scientists as regards matters of fact, especially with reference to a particular scientific or science-related issue.
- Medical consensus, a public statement of what is taken to be the consensus among medical experts as regards an aspect or aspects of medical knowledge.
- 1992 Consensus, used to refer to the outcome of a meeting held in 1992 between semi-official representatives of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC).
- Copenhagen Consensus, a think tank-like project that uses welfare economics and cost–benefit analysis to recommend priorities and investment in global welfare.
- Monterrey Consensus, the outcome of the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2002.
- Washington Consensus, an informal name for a set of economic policies commonly prescribed by institutions based in Washington D.C. such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.
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