consultation

Definitions

  • 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
      Ended."
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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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Quotations

  • Peter F. Drucker
    Peter%20F.%20Drucker
    “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
    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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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