consumer

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

Definition of consumer

  1. :  one that consumes: such asa :  one that utilizes economic goods Many consumers make purchases on the Internet.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

consumership

play \kən-ˈsü-mər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of consumer in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of consumer

see consume



CONSUMER Defined for English Language Learners

consumer

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noun

Definition of consumer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who buys goods and services


CONSUMER Defined for Kids

consumer

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noun con·sum·er \kən-ˈsü-mər\

Definition of consumer for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who buys and uses up goods

  2. 2 :  a living thing that must eat other organisms to obtain energy necessary for life


Law Dictionary

consumer

noun con·sum·er

Legal Definition of consumer

  1. :  one that utilizes economic goods; specifically :  an individual who purchases goods for personal use as distinguished from commercial use



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