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.

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

preconsultation, noun
proconsultation, adjective
reconsultation, noun Unabridged
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consultation (ˌkɒnsəlˈteɪʃən)
1.  the act or procedure of consulting
2.  a conference for discussion or the seeking of advice, esp from doctors or lawyers

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from M.Fr. consultation, from L. consultationem, from consultare "consult," 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" + *selere "take, gather (the Senate)
together," from PIE base *sal- "to take, seize."
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Medical Dictionary

consultation con·sul·ta·tion (kŏn'səl-tā'shən)
A meeting of two or more health professionals to discuss the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a particular case.

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Example sentences
The second involves translating faculty authority in relation to administration
  into more than mere consultation and input.
There is still some vagueness about precisely what information and consultation
Last week, the administration reversed the consultation rule.
She also still offers garden design and consultation services.
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