consultation




A consultation is a conference or meeting at which opinions are exchanged or advice is prescribed. If one doctor says your severe blueberry allergy is cured, you might want a consultation with another doctor before indulging in the forbidden fruit.

Stemming from the Latin word consultationem, which means to “consult, ask counsel of, or reflect,” a consultation usually involves a lot of questions and hopefully expert answers. Consultations happen before big decisions have to be made, such as talking with a realtor before buying a house or conferring with master yogi before attempting a head stand.

Definitions of consultation
  1. noun

    the act of referring or consulting

    synonyms:
    reference
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    type of:

    action

    something done (usually as opposed to something said)

  2. noun

    a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question

    “frequent
    consultations with his lawyer”
    “a
    consultation of several medical specialists”
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    types:

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    (law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury’s hearing
    type of:

    conference, group discussion

    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

  3. noun

    a conference (usually with someone important)

    “he had a
    consultation with the judge”
    synonyms:
    audience, interview
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    type of:

    conference, group discussion

    a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

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