consultation

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

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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
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The groups, chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, are focused on marginalized and underserved communities, including immigrant communities and communities of color as well as LGBTQ people, the foundation says. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding," 15 Oct. 2018 President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office Dec. 1, has pledged to rescind the educational reform, and has announced a public consultation to determine how to improve schools. Fox News, "Old-time union boss returns triumphant in Mexico," 21 Aug. 2018 In addition to providing conscious, high-quality ingredients and supplies, Clare offers paint inspiration, color curation and a digital consultation that helps customers find their perfect color. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "This Millennial Paint Brand is Bringing Sexy Back To Home Design," 31 July 2018 And then, based on that insight, comes up with rules in consultation with industry that give the highest probability for a safe advent of AI. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 Largely through consultations booked through her website Cur8able, Thomas has developed a case-by-case client list that includes everyday shoppers, celebrities, and brands. Kelly Dawson, Vox, "Traditional clothes don’t work for some people with disabilities — and that’s a major problem," 16 Oct. 2018 But, Thompson says, gyms with lots of clients often don't take the time to go through consultations. Amy Chillag, CNN, "How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself," 28 May 2018 After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Josephine Yurcaba, Teen Vogue, "Transgender People Fought Back Against Trump's Gender-Definition Memo in a Powerful Rally," 22 Oct. 2018 As always, these lists are compiled after consultation with strategists from both sides of the aisle and the race ratings from Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales. Fox News Staff, Fox News, "Sen. Tom Carper faces challenge in Del. primary," 6 Sep. 2018

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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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consultation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of consultation

: 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

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

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 \

Medical Definition of consultation

: a deliberation between physicians on a case or its treatment

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