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consultation

Noun

1 a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king" [syn: audience, interview]
2 a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; "frequent consultations with his lawyer"; "a consultation of several medical specialists"
3 the act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer" [syn: reference]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the act of consulting
  2. a conference for the exchange of information and advice
  3. An appointment or meeting with a professional person, such as a doctor.

Extensive Definition

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 formal meeting with a doctor for discussion or the seeking of advice

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, audience, bargaining, bargaining session, briefing, caution, caveat, conclave, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, convention, council, council fire, council of war, counsel, direction, discussion, exchange of views, exhortation, expostulation, eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, guidance, high-level talk, hortation, huddle, idea, instruction, interchange of views, interview, meeting, monition, negotiations, news conference, opinion, palaver, parley, pourparler, powwow, press conference, proposal, recommendation, remonstrance, seance, session, sitting, suggestion, summit, summit conference, summitry, thought, warning
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