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"consultation" in British English

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consultationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒn.sʌlˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːn.sʌlˈteɪ.ʃən/
C2 [C] a meeting to discuss something or to get advice: After consultations with our accountants, we've decided how to cut costs within the company.
C2 [U] the process of discussing something with someone in order to get their advice or opinion about it: He made the decision in consultation with his parents and teachers.

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

"consultation" in American English

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consultationnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌkɑn·səlˈteɪ·ʃən/
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.
(Definition of consultation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consultation" in Business English

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consultationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən/ us  
[C] a meeting to discuss something or to get advice: I'll call you to fix the details for a consultation. She overcame resistance to her products with innovative offers, including free consultations and a money-back guarantee.
[C or U] a discussion with someone about something that you are planning, in order to get their opinion or advice: consultation with sb They adopted the rules this summer after months of consultation with their lawyers.consultation on sth The consultation on these options showed that Option 1 was widely rejected. consultation document/paper He has laid out his concerns in a consultation paper.consultation period/process The consultation period for the bill is just two weeks.in consultation with sb The director will make his decision in consultation with his advisors.
(Definition of consultation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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