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

Examples of consulting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lore notified Walmart on Jan. 31 of his intent to leave the company and will continue to serve in a consulting role as a strategic adviser through September. Dave Campbell, ajc, "T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club," 11 Apr. 2021 Epstein, who declared interest in being part of an ownership group, took on a consulting role last month with Major League Baseball to contribute to discussions of on-field issues and potential rule changes. Alex Speier,, "Theo Epstein, in step toward team ownership, joins up with private equity firm," 1 Feb. 2021 Herrell, a former state representative, successfully petitioned to impound the 8,577 absentee ballots in one county, Doña Ana, for inspection by her legal and consulting team. Marisa Schultz, Fox News, "Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell relates to Trump's voter fraud claims: 'I know exactly what he's going through'," 18 Dec. 2020 Mosby registered three companies last year, writing that Mahogany Elite Consulting would offer legal and consulting services; Mahogany Elite Travel, travel and hospitality services. Tim Prudente,, "Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby won’t let public see work emails about her businesses, citing investigation," 21 Aug. 2020 Sara Newkirk Simon, co-head of the department, will be moving to a consulting role at parent company Endeavor. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, "WME’s global head of music Marc Geiger exits talent agency," 26 June 2020 Dave Kielmeyer, a university spokesman, said Castellano attended the consultant training in 2016 and has since done two paid consulting projects for the company. Washington Post, "Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply," 14 Oct. 2019 Barney and her consulting structural engineer Bob Magruder gave the center a fabulous canopy. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Lincoln Park Zoo’s playful new gateway works. Too bad its motorized gate doesn’t.," 11 Oct. 2019 As the lead agency on the endeavor, the village issued the request for proposals to fund the consulting study. Steve Schering,, "’We’re making progress’: community center partnership moving forward in River Forest," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of consulting

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of consulting was in 1801

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12 Apr 2021

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“Consulting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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