con·​sul·​tan·​cy | \ kən-ˈsəl-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce consultancy (audio) \
plural consultancies

Definition of consultancy

2 : an agency that provides consulting services The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.
3 : the position of a consultant The doctor was offered a consultancy at the municipal hospital.

Examples of consultancy in a Sentence

The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.

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German opposition parties are holding an investigation into her extensive and expensive use of consultancies. The Economist, "EU leaders’ arduous deal on top jobs may yet fall apart," 4 July 2019 While the CEOs were uniformly excellent, the conversations were hosted in parts by Y-Vonne Hutchinson, a truly exceptional D&I expert, and Founder and CEO of the consultancy Ready Set. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "CEOs Action For Diversity and Inclusion Turns Two: RaceAhead," 17 June 2019 Eka operates in the niche field of museum consultancy, and has revamped a few museums and worked on new ones as well. Shailaja Tripathi, Quartz India, "Meet the people trying to show Indians that museums are for more than school trips," 31 May 2019 Today, Mackmyra, a 20-year-old Swedish distillery, has announced a partnership with Microsoft and Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy, to create the world’s very first whisky developed with artificial intelligence. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here Comes the World’s First AI-Generated Whisky," 10 May 2019 Those figure were only slightly better than 2014’s: 13% and 11%, according to management consultancy 20-first. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Sallie Krawcheck Wants CEOs to 'Break the Wheel' to Solve the Diversity Crisis," 20 June 2019 One of those key figures, according to Sky Sports, is former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who has recommended Walsh for a consultancy role at the club., "Manchester United Eye Steve Walsh as Potential Candidate to Fill Director of Football Role," 19 June 2019 Pandora is launching a new in-house consultancy for advertisers called Studio Resonate, the company announced Wednesday (June 12). Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Pandora Launches In-House Advertiser Consultancy Studio Resonate," 12 June 2019 Oregon’s Climate Policy Office asked the research consultancy Berkeley Economic Advising and Research (BEAR) to do an economic assessment of the program. David Roberts, Vox, "Oregon is poised to set a cap on greenhouse gas emissions. That’s a huge deal.," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of consultancy

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of consultancy

: a company that gives professional advice to other companies for a fee : a consulting company

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