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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   us   /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
(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

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