consulting

adjective

con·​sult·​ing kən-ˈsəl-tiŋ How to pronounce consulting (audio)
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 McKinsey could also slash as many as 2,000 non-consulting staff in one of its biggest round of layoffs ever, Bloomberg reported last month, citing unnamed sources close to the matter. Anna Cooban, CNN, 23 Mar. 2023 In an email to AL.com, Jones said Alabama Writers’ Forum will have a consulting role with the initiative, including assisting with publicity and sharing contacts across the state to help promote events or connect delegates with partners. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, 3 Oct. 2022 The report also found McKinsey officials used their contract with the government to drum up even more consulting work with private companies. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 13 Apr. 2022 Hobart spent four years in a consulting role at PepsiCo, working across divisions and learning the crucial art of brand-building and business analysis. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2022 This conundrum is true of most consulting, of course. Lee Gimpel, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Harrison will continue in a consulting role as Mraz learns the position. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 16 July 2021 The 49-year-old Lore will continue to serve in a consulting role as a strategic adviser through September. Dave Campbell, ajc, 13 May 2021 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, 11 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Consulting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consulting. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

consulting

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