Part of speech: noun

The act of consulting; a conference.

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Usage examples "consultation":

  1. He frequently saw the Imberts holding a consultation in front of the safe, investigating books and papers. - "The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar", Maurice Leblanc.
  2. It did not occur to me, or for that matter to any of us in the excitement of the minute, that they might be holding a consultation below, or might even have abandoned the idea of following, although I think now that must be the explanation, for what we did took more time than it takes to set it down. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.
  3. The white men held an earnest consultation, while occupied in eating their evening meal or lunch. - "The Land of Mystery", Edward S. Ellis.