[ kon-suh l-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn səlˈteɪ ʃən /


the act of consulting; conference.
a meeting for deliberation, discussion, or decision.
a meeting of physicians to evaluate a patient's case and treatment.
English Law. a writ returning a case to an ecclesiastical court from a temporal one.
Australian. lottery.

Origin of consultation

1540–50; < Latin consultātiōn- (stem of consultātiō), equivalent to consultāt(us) (past participle of consultāre; see consult, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM consultation

pre·con·sul·ta·tion, nounpro·con·sul·ta·tion, adjectivere·con·sul·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for consultation

/ (ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən) /


the act or procedure of consulting
a conference for discussion or the seeking of advice, esp from doctors or lawyers
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Medical definitions for consultation

[ kŏn′səl-tāshən ]


A meeting of two or more health professionals to discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a particular case.
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