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consultant Syllabification: con·sult·ant
Pronunciation: /kənˈsəltnt/

Definition of consultant in English:


1A person who provides expert advice professionally.
Example sentences
  • The consultants provide advice on how to energise the crystals and place the objects.
  • Wind farm experts and consultants West Coast Energy will be on hand to answer questions on the scheme.
  • The city was chosen against the advice of consultants, who ruled it out on cost grounds.
2 [usually as modifier] British A hospital doctor of senior rank within a specific field: a consultant pediatrician
More example sentences
  • Reporting levels among hospital consultants and doctors in nursing homes have increased far less.
  • I recently accompanied a relative to hospital to see a consultant oncologist.
  • Their experiences are commented on by a general practitioner and a consultant haematologist.


Late 17th century (in the sense 'a person who consults'): probably from French, from Latin consultare (see consult).

Words that rhyme with consultant

exultant, resultant
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