Consumer definition

kən-so͝omər
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One that consumes, especially one that acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership rather than for resale or use in production and manufacturing.
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(ecology) A heterotrophic organism that ingests other organisms or organic matter in a food chain.
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A person or thing that consumes; specif., a person who buys goods or services for personal needs and not for resale.
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The definition of a consumer is a person that buys goods and services.

An example of consumer is a person who purchases a new television.

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A heterotrophic organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain. &diamf3; Herbivores that feed on green plants and detritivores that feed on decaying matter are called primary consumers. Carnivores that feed on herbivores or detritivores are called secondary consumers, while those that feed on other carnivores are called tertiary consumers.
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(biology) An organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.
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The average user in contrast to the professional user. Consumer products vary in quality, ranging from flimsy, inexpensive devices to very well made; however, the term implies non-professional usage. See prosumer and consumer electronics.
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One who purchases or leases goods or services for his or her own personal, family, household, or other nonbusiness use.
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One who, or that which, consumes.
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(economics) Someone who trades money for goods as an individual.

This new system favours the consumer over the producer.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consumer
Plural:
consumers