Pronunciation: (kon"su-lā'shun), [key]
1. the act of consoling; comfort; solace.
2. the state of being consoled.
3. someone or something that consoles: His faith was a consolation during his troubles. Her daughters are a consolation to her.
4. Sports.a game, match, or race for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round, as a basketball game between the losing semifinalists.
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