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consultation

noun [C/U]  /ˌkɑn·səlˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
the act of exchanging information and opinions about something in order to reach a better understanding of it or to make a decision, or a meeting for this purpose: [U] We hope to work in consultation with Congress on how the law should be interpreted. A consultation is also a meeting with a doctor who is specially trained to give advice to you or other doctors about an illness or its treatment: [C] The consultation with the pathologist convinced me to have surgery right away.
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