con‧sul‧ta‧tion S3 W3
1 [uncountable and countable]
a discussion in which people who are affected by or involved in something can give their opinions
The decision was reached after consultation with parents and teachers.
He's calling for urgent consultations between the government and the oil industry to resolve the problem.
in consultation with somebody
The plans were drawn up in consultation with engineers.
There will be a public consultation exercise to ask for people's views.
a meeting with a professional person, especially a doctor, for advice or treatment:
A follow-up consultation was arranged for two weeks' time.
the process of getting advice from a professional person:
Trained parenting experts are available for consultation by telephone.
the process of looking for information or help in a book:
Leaflets were regularly displayed for consultation by students.