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"consumer" in British English

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consumernoun [C]

uk   /kənˈsjuː.mər/ us   /kənˈsuː.mɚ/
B2 a person who buys goods or services for their own use: The new rates will affect all consumers, including businesses. consumer rights/advice

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(Definition of consumer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consumer" in American English

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consumernoun [C]

us   /kənˈsu·mər/
social studies someone who buys goods or services for personal use: consumer goods/spending American consumers are becoming informed about the safety of products made for children.
(Definition of consumer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consumer" in Business English

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consumernoun [C]

uk   /kənˈsjuːmər/ us  
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
(Definition of consumer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consumer”
in Arabic مُسْتَهْلِك…
in Korean 소비자…
in Portuguese consumidor, -ora…
in Catalan consumidor, -a…
in Japanese 消費者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消费者, 顾客, 用户…
in Turkish tüketici…
in Russian потребитель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消費者, 顧客, 用戶…
in Italian consumatore, -trice…
in Polish konsument/ka…
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“consumer” in Business English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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