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noun, con·sum·er often attributive \kən-ˈsü-mər\

: a person who buys goods and services

Full Definition of CONSUMER

:  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 \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of CONSUMER

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

First Known Use of CONSUMER

15th century
CONSUMERSHIP Defined for Kids


noun con·sum·er \kən-ˈsü-mər\

Definition of CONSUMER for Kids

:  a person who buys and uses up goods
:  a living thing that must eat other organisms to obtain energy necessary for life


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