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noun     consultation pronunciation in American English
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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.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of looking in a book or at a map or list in order to find information


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