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Meaning of “consultation” in the English Dictionary

"consultation" in British English

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consultationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒn.sʌlˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
C2 [C] a ​meeting to ​discuss something or to get ​advice: After consultations withouraccountants, we've ​decided how to ​cutcosts within the ​company.C2 [U] the ​process of ​discussing something with someone in ​order to get ​theiradvice 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 ​exchanginginformation and ​opinions about something in ​order to ​reach a ​betterunderstanding 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 ​speciallytrained to give ​advice to you or other ​doctors about an ​illness or ​itstreatment: [C] The consultation with the ​pathologistconvinced me to have ​surgeryright away.
(Definition of consultation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consultation" in Business English

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consultationnoun

uk   us   /ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən/
[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 ​innovativeoffers, ​includingfree consultations and a ​money-backguarantee.
[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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