consultation noun

ADJ. close | extensive, full, wide | proper | joint a joint consultation with doctors and patients | public There will be a period of public consultation before a decision is reached.

VERB + CONSULTATION have, hold The prime minister will hold a consultation with all the relevant groups.

CONSULTATION + NOUN document, paper | period

PREP. in ~ with The scheme was developed in close consultation with the local community. | without ~ They have taken this decision without any consultation. | ~ about/on The company has promised wide consultation on its expansion plans. | ~ between a consultation between teachers and parents | ~ with We need more consultation with trade unions.