consultation

[ kon-suhl-tey-shuhn ]
/ 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.

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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
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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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Medical 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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