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consultant

[ kuhn-suhl-tnt ]
/ kənˈsʌl tnt /
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noun
a person who gives professional or expert advice: a consultant on business methods.
a person who consults someone or something.
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Origin of consultant

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

consultant
/ (kənˈsʌltənt) /

noun
  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
a specialist who gives expert advice or information
a person who asks advice in a consultation

Derived forms of consultant

consultancy, noun
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Medical definitions for consultant

consultant
[ kən-sŭltənt ]

n.
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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