consultation

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

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. consult,
  2. consultancy,
  3. consultant,
  4. consultant nurse,
  5. consultantship,
  6. consultative,
  7. consulting,
  8. consulting room,
  9. consulting staff,
  10. consultor

Origin of consultation

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

Related formspre·con·sul·ta·tion, nounpro·con·sul·ta·tion, adjectivere·con·sul·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for consultation

consultation

/ (ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act or procedure of consulting
a conference for discussion or the seeking of advice, esp from doctors or lawyers
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Word Origin and History for consultation

consultation

n.

early 15c., from Middle French consultation, from Latin consultationem (nominative consultatio), from past participle stem of consultare "consult, ask counsel of; reflect, consider maturely," frequentative of consulere "to deliberate, consider," originally probably "to call together," as in consulere senatum "to gather the senate" (to ask for advice), from com- "with" (see com-) + *selere "take, gather (the Senate) together," from PIE root *sal- "to take, seize."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for consultation

consultation

[ kŏn′səl-tāshən ]

n.

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

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