Definition of consultation in English:


Syllabification: con·sul·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkänsəlˈtāSHən


  • 1The action or process of formally consulting or discussing: they improved standards in consultation with consumer representatives consultations between the two governments
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    • He said a special study was being made of Newcombe Drive in consultation with local residents.
    • The Kennel Club says the docking of dogs' tails is a choice for the owner, in consultation with a vet.
    • These acts may be done in consultation with the rest of the group, but not necessarily as a group.
    discussion, dialogue, discourse, debate, negotiation, deliberation
  • 1.1A meeting with an expert or professional, such as a medical doctor, in order to seek advice.
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    • The ageing of the population increased the number of consultations due to immediate medical needs.
    • Most studies of general practitioners' consultations show a strong degree of professional control.
    • The consultant might travel around several clinics and carry out joint consultations with the doctor or nurse and patient.
    meeting, talk, discussion, interview, audience, hearing; appointment, session
    formal confabulation, colloquy


late Middle English: from Latin consultatio(n-), from the verb consultare (see consult).

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