consultant


consultant
   1. a senior employee who has been dismissed
   A usage by and of those who seek to conceal the loss of face arising from dismissal.
   2. a salesperson
   The suggestion is that they give the customer impartial advice:
    Virgin Associates Direct has a network of 6000 consultants demonstrating products in people's homes. {Daily Telegraph, 5 April 2000)

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  • consultant — consultant, ante [ kɔ̃syltɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1584; de consulter 1 ♦ Qui donne des consultations. ⇒ conseil . Avocat consultant. Médecin consultant, que l on appelle en consultation (opposé à médecin traitant). N. Un consultant en informatique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consultant — con‧sul‧tant [kənˈsʌltənt] noun [countable] JOBS someone whose job is to give people or businesses advice or training in a particular area: • The firm has appointed a consultant to advise on the restructuring of the company. • a firm of tax… …   Financial and business terms

  • consultant — CONSULTÁNT, Ă, consultanţi, te s.m. şi f. Specialist care dă indicaţii sau trage concluziile în chestiuni care privesc specialitatea sa. – Din fr. consultant. Trimis de RACAI, 30.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  consultánt s. m., adj. m., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • consultant — index specialist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 consultant …   Law dictionary

  • consultant — CONSULTANT. adj. m. Celui qui donne avis et conseil. Il se dit principalement des Avocats. Et en ce sens on appelle Avocat consultant, Celui qui ne plaide plus au Barreau, et qui donne seulement son avis quand on le consulte. Il se dit aussi Des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consultant — n. an expert who gives advice. Syn: adviser, advisor. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consultant — Consultant. adj. v. Le feminin n est guere en usage. Celuy qui donne advis & conseil. Il se dit principalement des Jurisconsultes & Advocats. Advocat plaidant. Advocat consultant. les Docteurs consultants respondirent à cette question &c. Il se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • consultant — 1690s, of persons going to oracles, from CONSULT (Cf. consult) + ANT (Cf. ant). Of physicians, from 1878; meaning one qualified to give professional advice is first attested 1893 in a Sherlock Holmes story. Related: Consultancy (1955) …   Etymology dictionary

  • consultant — [n] professional advisor advisor, authority, counsel, expert, freelancer, guide, master, maven, mentor, pro*, specialist, veteran; concepts 348,350 …   New thesaurus

  • consultant — ► NOUN 1) a person who provides expert advice professionally. 2) Brit. a hospital doctor of senior rank …   English terms dictionary

  • consultant — [kən sult′ nt] n. [< L consultans, prp. of consultare] 1. a person who consults with another or others 2. an expert who is called on for professional or technical advice or opinions …   English World dictionary


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