consulting

[kuh n-suhl-ting] /kənˈsʌl tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession:
"a consulting physician."
2.
of, pertaining to, or used for consultation:
"a physician's consulting room."
Origin
1790–1800; consult + -ing2
Related forms
unconsulting, adjective

consult

[v. kuh n-suhlt; n. kon-suhlt, kuh n-suhlt] /v. kənˈsʌlt; n. ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌlt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from:
"Consult your lawyer before signing the contract."
2.
to refer to for information:
"Consult your dictionary for the spelling of the word."
3.
to have regard for (a person's interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.
4.
Obsolete. to meditate, plan, or contrive.
verb (used without object)
5.
to consider or deliberate; take counsel; confer (usually followed by with):
"He consulted with his doctor."
6.
to give professional or expert advice; serve as consultant.
noun
7.
8.
Archaic. a secret meeting, especially one for seditious purposes.
Origin
1525–35; (< Middle French consulter) < Latin consultāre to deliberate, consult, frequentative of consulere to consult, take counsel; cf. consul
Related forms
preconsult, verb
reconsult, verb
unconsulted, adjective
Synonyms
1. Consult, confer imply talking over a situation or a subject with someone to decide points in doubt. To consult is to seek from a presumably qualified person or source advice, opinion, etc.: to consult an authority. To confer is to exchange views: The partners conferred concerning their business.
Example Sentences for consulting
He turned aside, walked out of the room, and went into his little consulting-room and lit the gas there.
Our pocket-size magnifier and light is the ideal travel tool for consulting maps, menus, or guidebooks in low light.
Of course, he could have made the film without consulting the family.
consulting the guide envelope, carefully fold the paper in the same spots where the original envelope was folded.
It's an excellent resource and well worth consulting.
But other researchers employ a different strategy, consulting indigenous people when possible.
The consulting market has been shaken by mergers, spinoffs and layoffs.
Over the past decade, the consulting market has changed.
Some received expert operational consulting for a month.
Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm.
British Dictionary definitions for consulting
consult (kənˈsʌlt)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by with)
1.  to ask advice from (someone); confer with (someone)
2.  (tr) to refer to for information: to consult a map
3.  (tr) to have regard for (a person's feelings, interests, etc) in making decisions or plans; consider
4.  (intr) to make oneself available to give professional advice, esp at scheduled times and for a fee
 
[C17: from French consulter, from Latin consultāre to reflect, take counsel, from consulere to consult]
 
con'sultable
 
adj
 
con'sulter
 
n
 
con'sultor
 
n

consulting (kənˈsʌltɪŋ)
 
adj
(prenominal) acting in an advisory capacity on professional matters: a consulting engineer

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Word Origin and History for consulting
consult
c.1540, from L. consultare, frequentative of consulere "to take counsel" (see consultation). Related: Consulting (pp. adj., 1796).
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