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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
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