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UK [ˌkɒns(ə)lˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑns(ə)lˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun
Word forms "consultation":
singular consultation plural consultations
1)
a) [uncountable] discussion between people or groups before they make a decision

a consultation process/period

consultation with:

We can go ahead only after consultation with the management.

in consultation with someone (= after discussion and agreement with someone):

Any decision to send in troops will be in consultation with Parliament.

b) [countable] a meeting in which people or groups have a discussion before decisions are made
consultation with:

The CEO has agreed to hold consultations with the staff over this matter.

2)
a) [countable] a meeting with an expert or a professional person to get advice or discuss a problem, especially a meeting with a doctor
consultation with:

She has a consultation with the psychologist at 3.00 pm today.

b) [uncountable] the process of getting advice from an expert or a professional person

Seven other specialists were available for consultation.

3) [uncountable] the process of looking in a book or at a map or list in order to find information

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  • consultation — [ kɔ̃syltasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • consultacion av. 1356; lat. consultatio 1 ♦ Réunion de personnes qui délibèrent sur une affaire, un cas. Consultation de spécialistes. « Il était en consultation avec d autres médecins » (Rousseau). 2 ♦ (1548) Action de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consultation — con‧sul‧ta‧tion [ˌkɒnslˈteɪʆn ǁ ˌkɑːn ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a discussion in which people can give their opinions, before a decision is made : • Following extensive consultation with staff, the company introduced a new salary… …   Financial and business terms

  • consultation — CONSULTATION. s. fém. Conférence que l on tient pour consulter sur quelque affaire, sur une maladie. Grande, longue consultation. Faire une consultation. Ils furent long temps en consultation. Les Médecins n ont rien résolu après une longue… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consultation — Consultation. s. f. v. Conference que l on tient pour consulter sur quelque affaire, sur une maladie. Grande, longue consultation. faire une consultation. ils furent long temps en consultation. les Medecins n ont rien resolu aprés une longue… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Consultation — may refer to: Public consultation, a process by which the public s input on matters affecting them is sought Consultation (Texas), the 1835 Texas meeting of colonists on a proposed rebellion against the Republic of Mexico Consultation (doctor), a …   Wikipedia

  • consultation — Consultation, Consultatio, Deliberatio. Consultation, Le conseil, Consultations qu on fait au palais, Consultation de procez, Aduocatio, Responsitationes, Commentationes causarum, Consulta aduocationum, Commentationes circulares causarum in… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Consultation — Con sul*ta tion, n. [L. consultatio: cf. F. consultation.] 1. The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision. [1913 Webster] Thus they doubtful consultations dark Ended. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consultation — early 15c., from M.Fr. consultation, from L. consultationem (nom. consultatio), from pp. stem of consultare consult, ask counsel of; reflect, consider maturely, frequentative of consulere to deliberate, consider, originally probably to call… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consultation — (v. lat.), 1) Überlegung, Berathschlagung; 2) ein zur Entscheidung vorgetragener zweifelhafter Rechtsfall; 3) das Fragen um Rath; daher Consultator (Consultor), welcher um Rath fragt; 4) Berathung mehrerer Sachverständigen unter sich über einen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Consultation — Consultation, lat., ärztliche Berathung; consultativ, berathend; consultiren, berathen jemanden, rathschlagen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • consultation — index caucus, conference, confrontation (act of setting face to face), conversation, guidance, interview, meeting (conference) …   Law dictionary

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