consultation

A consultation is a conference or meeting at which opinions are exchanged or advice is prescribed. If one doctor says your severe blueberry allergy is cured, you might want a consultation with another doctor before indulging in the forbidden fruit.

Stemming from the Latin word consultationem, which means to “consult, ask counsel of, or reflect,” a consultation usually involves a lot of questions and hopefully expert answers. Consultations happen before big decisions have to be made, such as talking with a realtor before buying a house or conferring with master yogi before attempting a head stand.

DEFINITIONS OF: consultation

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n the act of referring or consulting

Synonyms:
reference
Type of:
action
something done (usually as opposed to something said)

n a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question

“frequent consultations with his lawyer”
“a consultation of several medical specialists”
Types:
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(law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury's hearing
Type of:
conference, group discussion
a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

n a conference (usually with someone important)

“he had a consultation with the judge”
Synonyms:
audience, interview
Type of:
conference, group discussion
a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
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