consultation

[[t]kɒ̱nsəlte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
consultations
1) N-VAR A consultation is a meeting which is held to discuss something. Consultation is discussion about something.

Next week he'll be in Florida for consultations with President Mitterrand...

The plans were drawn up in consultation with the World Health Organisation...

The strike was called in protest at the government's lack of consultation with the unions.

2) N-VAR A consultation with a doctor or other expert is a meeting with them to discuss a particular problem and get their advice. Consultation is the process of getting advice from a doctor or other expert. [mainly BRIT]

A personal diet plan is devised after a consultation with a nutritionist.

...fees paid for consultation and advice in tax matters.

3) N-COUNT A consultation is a meeting where several doctors discuss a patient and his or her condition and treatment. [AM]
4) N-UNCOUNT Consultation of a book or other source of information is looking at it in order to find out certain facts.

With such excellent studies available for consultation, it should be easy to avoid the pitfalls.

5) ADJ: ADJ n A consultation paper or document is a document containing ideas for changes in the law. It is published by the government or by an organization, so that people can discuss it and give their opinions on it. [mainly BRIT]

The Government proposed a common retirement age of 63 in a consultation paper published yesterday.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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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