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  •  One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food.  [1913 Webster]
  •  the person or organization that uses some item of commerce or service in its own acitities, as opposed to reselling the item or including it as part of another item for resale; -- called also the end user.  [PJC]


consumer, n.
1 a person who consumes, esp. one who uses a product.
2 a purchaser of goods or services.

consumer durable a household product with a relatively long useful life (e.g. a radio or washing-machine). consumer goods goods put to use by consumers, not used in producing other goods (opp. capital goods (see capital(1))). consumer research investigation of purchasers' needs and opinions. consumer society a society in which the marketing of goods and services is an important social and economic activity.



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