- a person who gives professional or expert advice: a consultant on business methods.
- a person who consults someone or something.
Origin of consultant
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Examples from the Web for consultant
“Voters knew about this and seemed not to care,” said Roy Moskowitz, a leading Democratic consultant on Staten Island.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
Finally, John has been a consultant to Homeland throughout this season.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
“Most of them have fathers who are untouchable,” Sara, an IT consultant in Tehran, told the Times.The Blinged-Up Rich Kids of Tehran on Instagram
October 7, 2014
Houston, where I have been working as a consultant, hardly qualifies as one of the most physically attractive or temperate cities.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay
October 5, 2014
“Voters are looking for something outside the box, and Charney gives them that,” the consultant said.2016’s Clown Car Contenders
September 30, 2014
There was only one consultant, and that was Samson Francis Bending.Damned If You Don't
Gordon Randall Garrett
Mr. Mead's function is to act as a consultant in these cases.Citadel
Algirdas Jonas Budrys
The consultant would be engaged in a dispute concerning money.How to Read the Crystal
First of all, then, to determine the position of the consultant.
If flying away from the handle, the telegram is sent by the consultant.
- a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
- a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital
- a specialist who gives expert advice or information
- a person who asks advice in a consultation
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Word Origin and History for consultant
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician or surgeon who does not take actual charge of a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity to the patient's primary physician.
- Such a member of a hospital staff who may advise the attending physician or surgeon.
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