Definitions for Consultantkənˈsʌl tnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who gives professional or expert advice.
a person who consults someone or something.
Origin of consultant:
1690–1700; (< F) < L
adviser, advisor, consultant(noun)
an expert who gives advice
"an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an expert paid to give advice
a person or party that is consulted.
a person whose occupation is to be consulted for their expertise, advice, or help in an area or specialty. Alternatively, a party whose business is to be similarly consulted.
Origin: From consultant, present participle of consulter, from consultare, frequentative of consulere, from com- + -sulere, of uncertain origin.
A consultant is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security, management, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing, finance, engineering, or any of many other specialized fields. A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. The role of consultant outside the medical sphere can fall under one of two general categories: ⁕Internal Consultant - someone who operates within an organization but is available to be consulted on areas of specialism by other departments or individuals; or ⁕External Consultant - someone who is employed externally whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee. As such this type of consultant generally engages with multiple and changing clients. The overall impact of a consultant is that clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired.
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Translations for Consultant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who gives professional advice
He is consultant to a firm of engineers; (also adjective) a consultant engineer.
- konsultant, adviseur, raadgewerAfrikaans
- consultorPortuguese (BR)
- poradce, poradenskýCzech
- der GutachterGerman
- asesor, consultorSpanish
- konsultant, nõuandjaEstonian
- expert-conseil, experte-conseilFrench
- पेशेवर सलाह देने वालाHindi
- ráðgjafi, ráðgefandi sérfræðingurIcelandic
- konsultants; konsultējošsLatvian
- konsulent, rådgiverNorwegian
- specialist; expertRomanian
- 顧問Chinese (Trad.)
- người tư vấnVietnamese
- 顾问Chinese (Simp.)
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