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consultant

noun [C]     /kənˈsʌltənt/
someone who is paid to give expert advice or training on a particular subject: a business/financial/IT, etc. consultant In her role as a business consultant she travels all over the country. Now 58, he works as a consultant for a number of clients in the banking sector. The company has hired a consultant to carry out the study.
→ See also financial consultant, management consultant
(Definition of consultant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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