con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Definition of consultant

1 : one who consults another
2 : one who gives professional advice or services : expert

Other Words from consultant

consultantship \ kən-​ˈsəl-​tᵊnt-​ˌship How to pronounce consultant (audio) \ noun

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Examples of consultant in a Sentence

They've hired a computer consultant to assess how the company can upgrade its system. a consultant in public relations to a number of large corporations
Recent Examples on the Web Judge Silver previously hired the correctional health care consultant in 2018 to perform a review of the troubled system. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 1 Aug. 2022 The differing costs between overnight cleaning and the cost of the strategic plan consultant was in the range of $28,000. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 Through her past moodboards, the consultant has made aspirational outfits for any scenario—no matter how simple. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 27 July 2022 The 32-year-old IT consultant from Birmingham went home during week two of the fifth season, when Jillian Harris did not give him a rose. Ben Flanagan |, al, 26 July 2022 The consultant worked closely with senators on creating the new pay structure, Crighton said. Globe Staff,, 22 June 2022 Beyond the lease buyout, the former Sempra Energy headquarters at 101 Ash St. needs up to $115 million in repairs and upgrades, the consultant said. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2022 Investing in testing is beneficial from a monetary standpoint, too, the consultant argued. Akila Muthukumar, STAT, 18 June 2022 As a Native writer in Hollywood, I [have been called to aid] white projects as the Native consultant. Selome Hailu, Variety, 17 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consultant

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of consultant was in 1697

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7 Aug 2022

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“Consultant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Kids Definition of consultant

: a person who gives professional advice or services


con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəlt-ᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Medical Definition of consultant

: one (as a physician, surgeon, or psychologist) called in for professional advice or services

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