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"consumption" in British English

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consumptionnoun [U]

uk   /kənˈsʌmp.ʃən/  us   /kənˈsʌmp.ʃən/
  • consumption noun [U] (USE)

C1 the amount used or eaten: As a nation, our consumption of junk food is horrifying. We need to cut down on our fuel 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 particular group of people: This memo is for internal consumption only. The movie was not intended for public consumption.

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(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 summer months 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 transport costs less than road transport, cuts congestion, and reduces energy consumption.increase/reduce the consumption of sth a program designed to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by low-income families As a nation, our consumption of junk food 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 household wealth 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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