con·​sult·​ing | \ kən-ˈsəl-tiŋ How to pronounce consulting (audio) \

Definition of consulting

1 : providing professional or expert advice a consulting architect
2 : of or relating to consultation or a consultant the consulting room of a psychiatrist

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These addresses are desired by financial, legal and consulting firms, as well as technology companies. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "This is the most expensive street to work on in Houston," 16 Dec. 2017 The report does give Wells Fargo’s management credit for taking action after identifying the problems at the auto loan unit, such as hiring legal and consulting firms to assess customer harm, changing staff at the operation and notifying regulators. Gretchen Morgenson, charlotteobserver, "Regulator blasts Wells Fargo for deceptive auto insurance program | Charlotte Observer," 20 Oct. 2017 The Times of Northwest Indiana, for instance, reported that legal and consulting firms that worked on the deal contributed more than $90,000 to his campaigns. David Sirota, Newsweek, "Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Actually Pence's—And It's All About Privatization," 4 Sep. 2017 Until developing the consulting side of its business, Lightbridge struggled to build a convincing business model. Richard Martin, WIRED, "Uranium Is So Last Century — Enter Thorium, the New Green Nuke," 21 Dec. 2009

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First Known Use of consulting

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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con·​sult·​ing | \ kən-ˈsəl-tiŋ How to pronounce consulting (audio) \

Medical Definition of consulting

1 : serving as a consultant a consulting physician a consulting psychologist
2 : of or relating to consultation or a consultant a consulting room

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to take the place or position of

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