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[ kuhn-suhl-tnt ]


  1. a person who gives professional or expert advice:

    a consultant on business methods.

  2. a person who consults someone or something.


/ kənˈsʌltənt /


    1. a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
    2. a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital
  1. a specialist who gives expert advice or information
  2. a person who asks advice in a consultation

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Derived Forms

  • conˈsultancy, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of consultant1

First recorded in 1690–1700; from French or directly from Latin consultant- (stem of consultāns, present participle of consultāre “to take counsel”); consult, -ant

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Example Sentences

Tom Pick is a digital marketing consultant who helps B2B clients improve their online visibility, increase brand awareness, and generate leads through SEO, social media, and content marketing.

According to Toby Bargar, a senior tax consultant at Avalara, cities are seeking to impose the cable company tax on streaming services in order to make up revenue lost as a result of cord-cutting.

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She said she would love to see the annual Colonial Day celebration replaced with a diversity day that celebrates a variety of races and countries, and a consultant hired to assess the district.

The application lists six inventors, including consultants from Deloitte and a former mail carrier.

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That was Gómez’s first question for the consultant Thursday.

“Voters knew about this and seemed not to care,” said Roy Moskowitz, a leading Democratic consultant on Staten Island.

“He is a lifetime politician,” said one D.C.-based consultant.

Finally, John has been a consultant to Homeland throughout this season.

“Most of them have fathers who are untouchable,” Sara, an IT consultant in Tehran, told the Times.

Houston, where I have been working as a consultant, hardly qualifies as one of the most physically attractive or temperate cities.

I kept explaining to him that I teach at Berkeley and then he'd say, 'I thought you were a consultant,' and we'd start over again.

As a last hope then almost, Erasistratos was summoned from distant Alexandria as a consultant in the case of young Seleucus.

I'm going to take my bonus money and set up for myself as a consultant in New York.

Deaths have been foreseen, and even changes in the religious views of the consultant or his associates.

The Venetians were proud of their defender, and made him their consultant theologian and a member of the famous Council of Ten.


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