A fundamental problem in distributed computing is to achieve overall system reliability in the presence of a number of faulty processes. This often requires processes to agree on some data value that is needed during computation. Examples of applications of consensus include whether to commit a transaction to a database,
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Consensus is a general and widespread agreement about something.
Example: There is a national consensus that the railways are terrible.
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the word means a generally shared agreement. The term is used in particular by Marxist critics of the media, who argue that the media operate to create a consensus in society (or at least an illusion of consensus) that the norms, laws and rules in our society are the only 'right' ones, which any right-thinking member of our society must accept. Thu
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- agreement of the majority in sentiment or belief
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[ Latin See Consent
.] Agreement; accord; consent. « That traditional consensus
of society which we call public opinion. Tylor.
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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`...
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• (n.) Agreement; accord; consent.
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(from the article `Northeast Indian`) Persuasion was an important skill for leaders because most communities used a consensus model for decision making; issues were discussed until there ... ...sufferings of others and a mandate laid upon the conscience to take action to alleviate that suffering. Such concerns typically are laid before ...
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consensus An agreement or a general opinion. Consensus is an agreement or opinion which should be sound, but not all sound or a general agreement where all men have a perfect right to their opinions, provided they agree with ours; and it`s the result of a group discussion in which, singly, a person can do nothing, but together they can decide that
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Medical consensus is a public statement on a particular aspect of medical knowledge available at the time it was written, and that is generally agreed upon as the evidence-based, state-of-the-art (or state-of-science) knowledge by a representative group of experts in that area. Its main objective is to counsel physicians on the be
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Proper name: Guidelines for Officially Supported Export Credits. An agreement between ECAs governing the terms of their support of export credit guarantees and interest rate subsidies.
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Group agreement on a policy or plan of action.
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