consumerism

(redirected from Mass consumption)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Mass consumption: consumer society

con·sum·er·ism

 (kən-so͞o′mə-rĭz′əm)
n.
1. The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
2. The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
3. Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.

con·sum′er·ist n.
con·sum′er·is′tic adj.

consumerism

(kənˈsjuːməˌrɪzəm)
n
1. (Economics) protection of the interests of consumers
2. (Economics) advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy
conˈsumerist n, adj

con•sum•er•ism

(kənˈsu məˌrɪz əm)

n.
1. protecting consumers against defective products, misleading advertising, etc.
2. the concept that expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.
3. a preoccupation with or emphasis on consuming goods.
[1940–45, Amer.]
con•sum′er•ist, n., adj.

consumerism

the principles and practices associated with the utilization of economic goods.
See also: Economics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consumerism - the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficialconsumerism - the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
economic theory - (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
2.consumerism - a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
Translations

consumerism

[kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm] Nconsumismo m

consumerism

[kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm] n
(pejorative) (= materialism) → consumérisme m
(= consumer protection) → défense f du consommateur

consumerism

nKonsumismus m, → Konsumdenken nt; the age of consumerismdas Konsumzeitalter

consumerism

[kənˈsjuːməˌrɪzəm] n (consumer protection) → tutela del consumatore (Econ) → consumismo
References in periodicals archive ?
The report also appeals to the general public to rethink everyday living patterns based on mass consumption.
At the same time, television has evolved from black and white to color, and from being the privilege of the affluent to being an item of mass consumption in almost every part of the world.
In Hurst's novel, Bea's success creates the need for a whole "corps of ample, immaculate Negro women" to fulfill the role of Delilah in a chain of restaurants (148), providing a "reified" image for mass consumption (Butler 25).
Preparing a recipe for mass consumption requires assistance from food industry experts such as food brokers and chemists, who can help with product formulation, packaging and labeling.
IN September 1882, Thomas Alva Edison inaugurated his first electric power station on Pearl Street in New York City, thus ushering in a century characterized by mass consumption and mass communication.
Since, as Ayalon notes, empirical evidence for judging the extent of mass consumption of texts is lacking, a discussion of the differences between Arabic manuscript culture and the new technologies for producing texts would have been a useful framework for organizing relevant materials from several chapters.
As a Keynesian, Hillman saw under-consumption as a cause of the Depression and "was convinced," Fraser writes, "that maintaining and expanding levels of mass consumption was even more vital than social efficiency.
The author believes that development can take place only on the basis of mass production and mass consumption, when land reforms have been carried out, and when production becomes broad-based and is not narrowed down to the production of luxury goods for the rich elites only.
Application of this data to design of commercial products for mass consumption yielded a world of consumer products most appropriate for young, fit males, i.
These developments reflect the growing internationalisation of these countries' enterprises, notably in basic industries, mass consumption goods, and services, such as telecommunications.
VentureBeat defines a social media management platform as a software platform that delivers 10 capabilities across three categories: automating the production of social output, allowing for mass consumption of social messages, and analyzing data from social networks.
Quality assurance programme for food products of mass consumption.