consultation

noun

con·​sul·​ta·​tion ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio)
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
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Word History

Etymology

see consult entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consultation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Consultation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consultation. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

consultation

noun
con·​sul·​ta·​tion ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio)
1
: a discussion between doctors on a case or its treatment
2
: the act of consulting

Medical Definition

consultation

noun
con·​sul·​ta·​tion ˌkän(t)-səl-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce consultation (audio)
: a deliberation between physicians on a case or its treatment

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