Consumption meaning

kən-sŭmpshən
The definition of consumption is buying and using something or how much of something has been used up.

An example of consumption is when many members of the population go shopping.

An example of consumption is eating a snack and some cookies.

An example of consumption is when a person consumes 2 bushels vegetables per day.

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The act of consuming something.

The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.

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(economics) The using up of goods and services by consumer purchasing or in the production of other goods.
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(pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
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The amount consumed.

Gross national consumption.

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Origin of consumption

  • Middle English consumpcioun from Latin cōnsūmptiō cōnsūmptiōn- a consuming from cōnsūmptus past participle of cōnsūmere to consume consume

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French consumpcion, from Latin consumptio.

    From Wiktionary