Consultation - two people consulting or talking about a project together while looking at graphs

Consultation is the act of conferring or communicating ideas and solutions. People and businesses typically consult customers about different products or services before a customer commits.

For example: Many lawyers offer an initial free consultation before charging clients for their services.

Used in a sentence: I have to consult with my doctor before I take any medications that could affect my health.

Woman consulting with a doctor while looking at x-rays
Consultation between seller and buyer as the buyer chooses from a color palette
Woman physician consulting and explaining to a woman client