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consumer

noun [C]
 
 
/kənˈsjuːmər/
COMMERCE a person who buys goods or services for their own use: The new telephone rates will affect all consumers.the consumer The extra costs of production will be passed on to the consumer.average/individual, etc. consumer These changes will not affect the average consumer.consumer rights/needs/preferences This article examines easy ways of researching consumer preferences with regard to various product types.
a person, organization, country, etc., that uses something, especially fuel, energy, etc.: large/great, etc. consumer of sth The United States is currently the world's largest consumer of energy. The French rank among the world's most discriminating consumers of chocolate.household/industrial consumers an energy-efficient program for low-income household consumers →  See also direct-to-consumer , end consumer
Translations of “consumer”
in Korean 소비자…
in Arabic مُسْتَهْلِك…
in Portuguese consumidor, -ora…
in Catalan consumidor, -a…
in Japanese 消費者…
in Italian consumatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消費者, 顧客, 用戶…
in Russian потребитель…
in Turkish tüketici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消费者, 顾客, 用户…
in Polish konsument/ka…
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