consultation

noun
con·​sul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio) \

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

Many accountants offer a free consultation before charging for their work. After a series of consultations with doctors, a date for the operation was set. The group had a series of consultations with members of Congress. The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents. After consultation with the judge, lawyers decided to drop the case. Consultation of city records confirms that she lived there in the 1950s. Several dictionaries are available for consultation. a quick consultation of the city records See More
Recent Examples on the Web The telehealth visit, officials added, includes a short intake survey and, if eligible, a video consultation with a health care provider. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 If your hairstylist doesn't suggest a consultation first, take that as a red flag, Faulk advises. Danielle James, Allure, 11 May 2022 Amid continuing Western efforts to get Putin to break off his assault, leaders of the Group of Seven nations, including President Biden, held a video consultation with Zelensky on Sunday. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2022 Now, patients can have a consultation with a physician via video or phone or by filling out online forms, and then receive the pills by mail. New York Times, 5 May 2022 Those who test positive for COVID-19 using an at-home test still can use the treatment program by filling out an online form that asks eligibility questions or have a telehealth or phone consultation. Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 2 May 2022 California and Washington state have passed similar laws mandating a child has a consultation with an attorney before an interrogation. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2022 Davyd Arakhamia, the leader in parliament of the faction of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party, said on Facebook that the in-person talks were agreed upon in a video consultation. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2022 Davyd Arakhamia, the leader in parliament of the faction of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party, said on Facebook that the in-person talks were agreed upon in a video consultation. NBC News, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consultation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for consultation

see consult entry 1

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16 May 2022

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“Consultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consultation. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for consultation

consultation

noun
con·​sul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkän-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio) \

Kids Definition of consultation

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

consultation

noun
con·​sul·​ta·​tion | \ ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio) \

Medical Definition of consultation

: a deliberation between physicians on a case or its treatment

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