consumer goods

plural noun

Definition of consumer goods

: goods that directly satisfy human wants

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Microsoft has shuttered its ebook bookstore, yet another move by the company away from selling traditional consumer goods and services, with the exception of its Xbox console. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft has closed its e-bookstore, and everything you purchased will vanish in July," 2 Apr. 2019 Shipments of boxes stuffed with clothing, electronics, manufacturing parts and a broad range of consumer goods across the oceans are the backbone of global trade. Costas Paris, WSJ, "A Storm Is Gathering Over Container Shipping," 3 Mar. 2019 Gains in consumer goods, technology and communications companies outweighed losses in health care and financial stocks. Alex Veiga, The Seattle Times, "US stocks edge higher in early trading, extending gains," 20 Feb. 2019 Industries use the chemicals in coatings meant to protect consumer goods from stains, water and corrosion. Michael Casey, The Seattle Times, "EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks," 12 Feb. 2019 Makers of everything from bulldozers to computer chips have bet heavily on growing business in a country of 1.4 billion people with an increasing appetite for world-class consumer goods and infrastructure. Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Manufacturers Take a Sales Hit in China," 27 Jan. 2019 But Amazon has built its own formidable business, leveraging its dominant online marketplace for selling consumer goods. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown, Cementing Tech Power," 7 Jan. 2019 But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "CES 2019: Some TVs disappear, others quadruple screen resolution," 7 Jan. 2019 In an era of disposable consumer goods, using an older version of a technology is a punishment. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Why Does Everyone Love the Porsche 911?," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of consumer goods

1901, in the meaning defined above

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consumer goods

noun

English Language Learners Definition of consumer goods

: products that people buy for personal use or for use at home

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Legal Definition of consumer goods

see good sense 2

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