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consumer society

noun [C]
 
 
ECONOMICS a society in which people often buy new goods, and that places a high value on owning things: In a consumer society, there may be no better measure of how people feel than what they buy. Warhol's pop art style was intended to make a comment on the consumer society of the 1960s.
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