Definition of consumption
2a : the act or process of consuming consumption of food consumption of resourcesb : use by or exposure to a particular group or audience The document was not intended for public consumption.
3 : use of something the jet's high consumption of fuel the consumption of electricity
Examples of consumption in a sentence
The jet's high fuel consumption makes it expensive to operate.
Origin and Etymology of consumption
Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption-, consumptio, from consumere —see consume
First Known Use: 14th century
CONSUMPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consumption for English Language Learners
: the act of eating or drinking something
: the use of something (such as fuel)
: use by a particular group of people
CONSUMPTION Defined for Kids
Definition of consumption for Students
1 : the act or process of using up something (as food or coal)
2 : a wasting away of the body especially from tuberculosis of the lungs
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