Consultation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkɑːnslˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word consultation
Brit.  |kɒnsəlˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word consultation


- a conference (usually with someone important) (syn: audience, interview)
he had a consultation with the judge
- a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question
frequent consultations with his lawyer
a consultation of several medical specialists
- the act of referring or consulting (syn: reference)

Extra examples

Many accountants offer a free consultation before charging for their work.

After a series of consultations with doctors, a date for the operation was set.

The group had a series of consultations with members of Congress.

The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents.

After consultation with the judge, lawyers decided to drop the case.

Consultation of city records confirms that she lived there in the 1950s.

Several dictionaries are available for consultation.

She is in consultation and cannot come to the phone.

The decision was reached after consultation with parents and teachers.

He's calling for urgent consultations between the government and the oil industry to resolve the problem.

The plans were drawn up in consultation with engineers.

There will be a public consultation exercise to ask for people's views.

A follow-up consultation was arranged for two weeks' time.

Trained parenting experts are available for consultation by telephone.

Leaflets were regularly displayed for consultation by students.

Word forms

singular: consultation
plural: consultations
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