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noun consultation pronunciation in American English /ˌkɑns(ə)lˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [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 management.
    in consultation with someone (=after discussion and agreement with someone): Any decision to send in troops will be in consultation with Congress.
    1. a.
      [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. 2
    [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 p.m. today.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of getting advice from an expert or a professional person
      Seven other specialists were available for consultation.


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