Meaning of “consultant” in the English Dictionary

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"consultant" in British English

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consultantnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈsʌl.tənt/ us /kənˈsʌl.tənt/

B2 someone who advises people on a particular subject:

a firm of public relations consultants

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  • We ought to hire a public relations consultant to help improve our image.
  • The doctor gave him a referral to the consultant.
  • Eventually they found a consultant they felt they could do business with .
  • She set up in business as a management consultant.
  • She is a feng shui consultant.

(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 particular subject and whose job is to give advice and information to businesses, government organizations, etc.:

The former general 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 /kənˈsʌltənt/ us

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.

(Definition of “consultant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)