• Romulus consulting the Augury
    Romulus consulting the Augury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n consultation the act of referring or consulting "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
    • n consultation a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question "frequent consultations with his lawyer","a consultation of several medical specialists"
    • n consultation a conference (usually with someone important) "he had a consultation with the judge","he requested an audience with the king"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consultation A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.
    • Consultation The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision. "Thus they doubtful consultations dark
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consultation The act of consulting; deliberation of two or more persons with a view to some decision; especially, a deliberation in which one party acts as adviser to the other.
    • n consultation A meeting of persons to consult together; specifically, a meeting of experts, as physicians or counsel, to confer about a specific case.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Consultation deliberation, or a meeting for such, esp. of physicians or lawyers
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  • Peter F. Drucker
    “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “While the doctors consult, the patient dies.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.”
  • Sallust
    “All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.”
  • Alfonso X
    Alfonso X
    “If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consultatio,: cf. F. consultation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consult-āre, inten. of consul-ĕre, to consult.


In literature:

The grade to be exchanged is the present question, and that on which I ask a friendly and informal consultation with you.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I made it therefore a subject of consultation with my coadjutors, as is our usage.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
That she was unwise in assuming her own will so promptly, with little regard to consulting his, she might yet discover.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The typewriter (Miss Blossom accepted the situation) occupied an inner chamber, opening out of that which was to be sacred to consultations.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
The first rule in pronunciation is to consult a good dictionary.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
A physiologist is not consulted till too late, perhaps till the disorder in the machinery of life is beyond repair.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
But no one was admitted to his house for consultation after the patient whose name was against the time of five-thirty.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
At Delphi it was Apollo who was consulted.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Such humdrum items as railroad time tables were consulted.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
If only I could consult somebody!
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
BOAT, a friend will visit the consultant.
"Tea-Cup Reading, and the Art of Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves" by 'A Highland Seer'
Was he consulted upon the question of whether she was entitled to registry, or did he express an opinion on the subject to the inspectors?
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
We held a consultation and agreed that the chicken business was disagreeable and unpleasant anyhow.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Of the two cousins Clary was certainly her favourite, and had she been forced to consult any one, she would have consulted Clary.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
There was a whispered consultation with the hostess.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Marion, I know, frequently consults him and values his opinion highly.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
No one consulted Dorothy.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
She consulted her heart, and found that in that direction she need not trouble herself.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
I came here to-night on purpose to consult you.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Well, you know you consulted a witch the other night.
"Trading" by Susan Warner

In poetry:

It flatters and deceives thy view,
This mirror of ill-polish'd ore;
For, were it just, and told thee true,
Thou wouldst consult it never more.
"To Demosthenes " by William Cowper
The Phantom shook his head and smiled.
"Consult them? Not a bit!
'Twould be a job to drive one wild,
To satisfy one single child -
There'd be no end to it!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
"And, though we don't consult 'Mine Host'
Before the thing's arranged,
Still, if he often quits his post,
Or is not a well-mannered Ghost,
Then you can have him changed.
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
Truth, they expect from falsehood's lying sire,
Whoe'er consult with the divining train:
They slay their souls, who from such cheats enquire
For charms to cure, or mitigate their pain.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
"But see! they hasten now,
Their consultation o'er, I soon will die;
On yonder block of stone my head will lie,
And crushed will be my brow.
Farewell, dear home and loved ones far away;
Farewell to her who taught me first to pray.
"Capt. Smith And Pocahontas" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
He consulted several doctors who were puzzled by the case—
As they mostly are, but never tell the patient to his face—
Some advised him ‘Try the Mountains for this malady obscure:’
But there wasn’t one could diagnose a Secret Whisky Cure.
"The Secret Whisky Cure" by Henry Lawson

In news:

This touched off broad concern about invasive species aboard, now under review by URS Alaska Environmental Consultant Dave Erikson on Buccaneer 's contract.
David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant.
Mark Gallagher, 50, a consultant.
Kondovski will be responsible for determining and deploying talent strategies for Aon Hewitt Consulting, HR Business Process Outsourcing and Benefits Administration.
Chris Fifis of Lumberton, a former candidate for state Assembly, has joined Maran Corporate Risk Associates, an insurance broker and consulting firm in Voorhees.
Pacific Business News recently named long-time Maui resident and PlayBook Consulting Group President Leslie Mullens to its Hawai'i's "Forty Under 40" list.
Emile Barrios, a marketing consultant in San Diego, calls tech-support lines only as a last resort.
Are businesses such as green-building product manufacturers and architecture and consulting firms manipulating LEED to increase their profits.
California wine ries shipped a record 428 million gallons of wine to the US in 2004, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson of the Gomberg-Fredrikson Report.
Pay his or her salary for a few months, as consulting chef.
Miller, Canfield , Paddock and Stone PLC received the "Awesome Opponent" designation in the "BTI Litigation Outlook 2013" report from the BTI Consulting Group.
My style consultative in nature.
Media Consults EAA About 'Experimental' Aircraft.
In addition to becoming a part owner, the rapper will also serve as the corporation's new spokesperson and strategic consultant.
CITY HALL — A new hotel planned for 1554 Fifth St hit a snag Monday night when Landmarks commissioners chose to review the property's landmark status, despite a consultant's report to the contrary.

In science:

Since his retirement he consults in the area of large antennas and radio telescopes.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
For the relevant details, the reader may consult Ref. 9), in particular § 354 herein.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
The following more recent work may be consulted: F.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
This is sufficient for the purposes of this paper, but to know more, the reader may consult the surveys or .
From random matrices to random analytic functions
Zemlyanova for her valuable linguistic consultations.
Construction of the discrete breathers and a simple physical interpretation of their existence
Bradley for consultations on the sub ject of this paper, P.
Special Values of Generalized Polylogarithms
It is instructive to consider the following thought experiment: suppose one can consult an oracle who, given a formula, is able to compute the marginal probability of the variables, in the uniform probability measure over the optimal assignments of the formula.
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
From 1997 to 2004, he worked as a consultant and product developer in various information technology projects.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
However, no new ingredient needs to be introduced with respect to the original construction , and the interested reader can consult the PhD thesis for a complete development of the proofs of both Propositions 4.12 and 4.13.
Surface tension in the dilute Ising model. The Wulff construction
We leave the interested reader to consult and references therein.
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
Since it is quite straightforward to make the necessary modifications, we will simply comment on the necessary changes and ask the interested readers to consult Section 4 of for further details.
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
The callee can consult the Grey List and decide, if he will accept future calls from this identity or block it permanently.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Readers may consult those works and provided there references and appendices for details and applications of the formalism of so-called dtensors and d-ob jects.
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
For further details on this argument consult the one present in [Zre1] which may be adapted word for word.
Estimates on the Probability of Outliers for Real Random Bargmann-Fock functions
Fuks (Fuchs) D., Cohomology of infinite dimensional Lie algebras, Consultants Bureau, NY, 1986 [FH] Fulton, W., Harris, J., Representation theory. A first course.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras