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con·sum·er

 (kən-so͞o′mər)
n.
1. One that consumes, especially one that acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership rather than for resale or use in production and manufacturing.
2. Ecology A heterotrophic organism that ingests other organisms or organic matter in a food chain.

con·sum′er·ship′ n.
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consumer

(kənˈsjuːmə)
n
1. (Economics) a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs. Compare producer6
2. a person or thing that consumes
3. (Environmental Science) (usually plural) ecology an organism, esp an animal, within a community that feeds upon plants or other animals. See also decomposer, producer8
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con•sum•er

(kənˈsu mər)

n.
1. a person or thing that consumes.
2. a person or organization that purchases or uses a commodity or service.
3. Ecol.an organism, usu. an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals.
[1400–50]
con•sum′er•ship`, n.
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con·sum·er

(kən-so͞o′mər)
An organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain. ♦ Herbivores that feed on green plants in a food chain are called primary consumers, and carnivores that feed on herbivores are , secondary consumers. Carnivores that feed on other carnivores are called , tertiary consumers. Compare producer.
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consumer

Person or agency that uses information or intelligence produced by either its own staff or other agencies.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consumer - a person who uses goods or servicesconsumer - a person who uses goods or services
chewer - someone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)
concert-goer, music lover - someone who attends concerts
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
drinker - a person who drinks liquids
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
prodigal, squanderer, profligate - a recklessly extravagant consumer
smoker, tobacco user - a person who smokes tobacco
snuff user, snuffer - a person who uses snuff
user - a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
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consumer

noun buyer, customer, user, shopper, purchaser If consumers demand more of a product then more of it will be supplied.
Quotations
"The consumer, so it is said, is the king ... each is a voter who uses his money as votes to get the things done that he wants done" [Paul A. Samuelson Economics]
"Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer ... He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Wealth]
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consumer

noun
One who consumes goods and services:
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Translations
spotřebitel
forbruger
kuluttaja
potrošač
fogyasztó
neytandi
消費者
소비자
porabnik
konsument
ผู้บริโภค
người tiêu dùng

consumer

[kənˈsjuːməʳ]
A. Nconsumidor(a) m/f
the consumerel consumidor
B. CPD consumer behaviour, consumer behavior (US) Ncomportamiento m del consumidor
consumer choice Nlibertad f del consumidor para elegir
consumer credit Ncrédito m al consumidor
consumer demand Ndemanda f de consumo
consumer durables NPLbienes mpl (de consumo) duraderos
consumer goods NPLbienes mpl de consumo
consumer price index Níndice m de precios al consumo
consumer product Nproducto m al consumidor
consumer protection Nprotección f del consumidor
consumer research Nestudios mpl de mercado
consumer resistance Nresistencia f por parte del consumidor
consumer rights NPLderechos mpl del consumidor
the consumer society Nla sociedad de consumo
consumer survey Nencuesta f sobre consumo
see also product A1
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consumer

[kənˈsjuːmər] n (= person) [product, service] → consommateur/trice m/f; [electricity, gas] → usager/ère m/fconsumer choice nchoix m offert aux consommateursconsumer confidence nconfiance f des consommateursconsumer durables [kənˌsjuːmərˈdjʊərəbəlz] nplbiens mpl de consommation durablesconsumer goods nplbiens mpl de consommationconsumer group nassociation f de consommateurs
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consumer

nVerbraucher(in) m(f), → Konsument(in) m(f) (form)

consumer

in cpdsVerbraucher-;
consumer advice centre
consumer credit
nVerbraucherkredit m
consumer demand
n (→ konsumptive (spec)) → Nachfrage
consumer durables
pl(langlebige) Gebrauchsgüter pl
consumer goods
plKonsumgüter pl
consumer group
nVerbrauchergruppe f

consumer

:
consumer prices
plVerbraucherpreise f
consumer protection
consumer research
nVerbraucherbefragung f
consumer resistance
nKaufunlust f
Consumers’ Association
n (Brit) britischer Verbraucherverband
consumer society
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consumer

[kənˈsjuːməʳ] nconsumatore/trice; (of electricity, gas) → utente m/f
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consume

(kənˈsjuːm) verb
1. to eat or drink. He consumes a huge amount of food.
2. to use. How much electricity do you consume per month?
3. to destroy, eg by fire. The entire building was consumed by fire.
conˈsumer noun
a person who eats, uses, buys things etc. The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste.
consumption (kənˈsampʃən) noun
1. the act of consuming. The consumption of coffee has increased.
2. an old word for tuberculosis of the lungs.
consumer goods
goods which can be used immediately to satisfy human needs, eg clothing, food, TV sets etc.
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consumer

مُسْتَهْلِك spotřebitel forbruger Verbraucher καταναλωτής consumidor kuluttaja consommateur potrošač consumatore 消費者 소비자 consument forbruker konsument consumidor потребитель konsument ผู้บริโภค tüketici người tiêu dùng 消费者
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Fact.MR envisages that prospects for consumer electronics in airports are expected to remain promising, with the airport retailing consumer electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% in terms of value throughout the period of forecast, 2018-2028.
The topics analyzed within the report include a detailed breakdown and analysis of the global markets for consumer electronics.
Summary: Fact.MR envisages that prospects for consumer electronics in airports are expected to remain promising, with the airport retailing consumer electronics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% in terms of value throughout the period of forecast, 2018-2028.
Valley Cottage, NY, July 30, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the global consumer electronics market in its latest report titled "Consumer Electronics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015-2020." The global consumer electronics market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 15.4% in terms of value during the forecast period due to various factors, regarding which FMI offers fundamental insights in detail in this report.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a platform presented by Kohinoor to offer all of these innovations under a single roof.
Demand for consumer electronics in the UAE has been boosted by a strong telecommunications and information technology infrastructure as well as the large resident population, which have both assisted in driving market development forward.
India, April 29 -- According to a study titled 'Emerging trends in Consumer Electronics and Durables Industry,' released by The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the consumer electronics and durables sector in India is likely to reach Rs 52,000 crore by 2015.
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A global Consumer Electronics & ICT procurement platform, HES-New Delhi would attract over 50000 buyers, journalists and industry stakeholders from across the world to discover & experience the latest in consumer technology, gadgets & breakthrough ICT innovations.
Source: Consumer Electronics Association, www.ce.org.
"The [consumer electronics] industry aims to make recycling consumer electronics as easy as purchasing them," said Walter Alcon, CEA's vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, in a statement.

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