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Meaning of “consultant” in the English Dictionary

"consultant" in British English

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consultantnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈsʌl.tənt/
B2 someone who ​advisespeople on a ​particularsubject: a ​management/​financial/​computer consultant a ​firm of ​publicrelations consultants UK a specialist (= ​doctor with ​specialtraining and ​knowledge in a ​particulararea of ​medicine)

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(Definition of consultant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consultant" in American English

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consultantnoun [C]

 us   /kənˈsʌl·tənt/
a ​person who is a ​specialist in a ​particularsubject and whose ​job is to give ​advice and ​information to ​businesses, ​governmentorganizations, etc.: The ​formergeneral now ​serves as a consultant to the ​Pentagon.
(Definition of consultant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consultant" in Business English

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consultantnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈsʌltənt/
someone who is ​paid to give ​expertadvice 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 ​bankingsector. The ​company has hired a consultant to ​carry out the ​study.
(Definition of consultant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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