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English definition of “consumer”

consumer

noun [C]     /kənˈsjuː.mər/ US  /-ˈsuː.mɚ/
B2 a person who buys goods or services for their own use: The new rates will affect all consumers, including businesses. consumer rights/advicePeople who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
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