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consumer

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noun con·sum·er \kən-ˈsü-mər\

Simple Definition of consumer

  • : a person who buys goods and services

Full Definition of consumer

  1. :  one that consumes: as a :  one that utilizes economic goods b :  an organism requiring complex organic compounds for food which it obtains by preying on other organisms or by eating particles of organic matter — compare producer 3

con·sum·er·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of consumer

  1. Many consumers are still not comfortable making purchases on the Internet.



15th Century

First Known Use of consumer

15th century

Rhymes with consumer




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