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

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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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Current agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler had sought the consultation on the handling of trade secrets and personally identifiable information in April. Sean Reilly, Science | AAAS, "EPA’s controversial ‘secret science’ plan still lacks key details, advisers say," 28 Aug. 2019 Another factor is your colorist, which is why the consultation is so important. Taylor Bryant, Glamour, "How to Dye Curly Hair Without Damaging It," 19 Aug. 2019 Ministers backtracked and on June 20th promised to re-open the consultation. The Economist, "As London prepares for Pride, a row simmers in the LGBT community," 4 July 2019 Most salons have a menu to help guide the consultation and determine the lash extension that will best fit your aesthetic. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Know About Eyelash Extensions," 8 June 2019 Click to Read Story The Coaches Parents Call When the Baby Won’t Sleep After too many sleepless nights, exhausted moms and dads turn to experts, some of whom even offer overnight stays as part of the consultation. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Remember, It’s Their College Years, Not Yours," 16 Mar. 2019 One of the most important components of the veneers process is the consultation, according to our experts, who both collaborate with their patients to create their new smile. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What to Consider Before Getting Veneers on Your Teeth," 28 Feb. 2019 Potter says that person can also activate the trauma team based on the consultation with the EMTs. Jenny Gold, Vox, "A baby was treated with a nap and a bottle of formula. His parents received an $18,000 bill.," 20 July 2018 The true purpose of the consultations was to improperly issue patients prescriptions for opioids and narcotics, including Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet, in exchange for cash payments. Susannah Bryan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Pill mill' doc who prescribed 1.2 million doses of opioids found guilty," 1 July 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 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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