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"consumer" in British English

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consumernoun [C]

uk   /kənˈsjuː.mər/  us   /-ˈsuː.mɚ/
B2 a ​person who ​buysgoods or ​services for ​their own use: The new ​rates will ​affect all consumers, ​includingbusinesses. 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 ​buysgoods or ​services for ​personal use: consumer ​goods/​spending American consumers are ​becominginformed 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 ​buysgoods or ​services for their own use: The new ​telephonerates will affect all consumers.the consumer The ​extracosts 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 ​articleexamineseasy ways of ​researching consumer ​preferences with ​regard to various ​producttypes.
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-efficientprogram 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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