consultation

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noun con·sul·ta·tion \ ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of consultation

1 :council, conference; specifically :a deliberation between physicians on a case or its treatment
  • Her doctor called in a heart specialist for consultation.
2 :the act of consulting or conferring
  • met with his physician for regular consultation and examination

Examples of consultation in a Sentence

  1. Many accountants offer a free consultation before charging for their work.

  2. After a series of consultations with doctors, a date for the operation was set.

  3. The group had a series of consultations with members of Congress.

  4. The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents.

  5. After consultation with the judge, lawyers decided to drop the case.

  6. Consultation of city records confirms that she lived there in the 1950s.

  7. Several dictionaries are available for consultation.

  8. a quick consultation of the city records

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Origin and Etymology of consultation



CONSULTATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of consultation for English Language Learners

  • : a meeting in which someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) talks to a person about a problem, question, etc.

  • : a discussion about something that is being decided

  • : the act of looking for information in a book, on a map, etc.


CONSULTATION Defined for Kids

consultation

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noun con·sul·ta·tion \ ˌkän-səl-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of consultation for Students

1 :a meeting held to talk things over
2 :the act of talking things over

Medical Dictionary

consultation

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noun con·sul·ta·tion \ ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of consultation

:a deliberation between physicians on a case or its treatment


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