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"consumption" in British English

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consumptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈsʌmp.ʃən/

consumption noun [U] (USE)

C1 the ​amount used or ​eaten: As a ​nation, ​our consumption of ​junkfood is ​horrifying. We need to ​cut down on ​ourfuel consumption by having fewer ​cars on the ​road. the ​act of using, ​eating, or ​drinking something: The ​meat was ​clearly unfit for ​human consumption (= not ​safe for ​people to ​eat). These ​products are not for ​national consumption, but for ​export. the ​situation in which ​information, ​entertainment, etc. is ​intended for a ​particulargroup of ​people: This ​memo is for internal consumption only. The ​movie was not ​intended for public consumption.
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consumption noun [U] (DISEASE)

old-fashioned for tuberculosis (= a ​seriousdisease of the ​lungs)
(Definition of consumption from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consumption" in American English

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consumptionnoun [U]

 us   /kənˈsʌmp·ʃən/
an ​amount of something that is used, or the ​process of using something, esp. so that there is less of it: Consumption of ​electricity is always ​higher during the ​summermonths because of air-conditioning. social studies Consumption is the using of ​goods and ​services in an ​economy, or the ​amount of ​goods and ​services used.
(Definition of consumption from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"consumption" in Business English

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consumptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /kənˈsʌmpʃən/ ECONOMICS
the ​act of using, eating, or drinking something, or the ​amount that is used, etc.: fuel/energy, etc. consumption Water ​transportcosts less than road ​transport, ​cuts congestion, and ​reducesenergy consumption.increase/reduce the consumption of sth a ​programdesigned to ​increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by low-income families As a ​nation, our consumption of ​junkfood is horrifying.
the ​process of ​buying and using ​goods, or the ​amount that is ​bought and used: domestic/home consumption Most of our ​products are made for ​domestic consumption rather than ​export. Increased ​householdwealth is associated with ​higher personal consumption.
(Definition of consumption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consumption”
in Arabic اسْتِهْلاك…
in Korean 소비…
in Portuguese consumo…
in Catalan consum…
in Japanese 消費量…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使用, 消费量, 消耗量…
in Turkish tüketim, tüketilen miktar, sarf…
in Russian потребление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使用, 消費量, 消耗量…
in Italian consumo…
in Polish zużycie, spożycie…
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