›often disapprovingthe situation when too much attention is given to buying and owning things, often things that are not really necessary: Uncontrollable consumerism has become a watchword of our culture despite regular and compelling calls for its end.Bottled water very clearly reflects the wasteful and reckless consumerism in this country.
Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.