A community formed by the unification of consumer and creator; the Met certainly never achieved this.
A consumer society without taste is a horrible thing to behold.
But as the consumer of these publications, we should be worried, because this system essentially selects for bad data handling.
But who is Santa really, and does he embody “the spirit of the Holiday” of consumer Christmas?
consumer spending is up, and 40 percent of Americans say the economy will improve over the next year.
The consumer unfamiliar with the trade practice commonly has no means of knowing the quality of the product offered.
They seem like quack remedies, of which the action is unknown to the consumer.
The consumer bears the burden of the support of an unproducing army of idle men.
From the jobber they go to the grocer, who delivers them to the consumer.
The final sale to consumer by retailer is "the one far off divine event" toward which the whole productive process moves.
early 15c., "one who squanders or wastes," agent noun from consume. In economic sense, "one who uses up goods or articles" (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated since 1919, tracking "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" [Bureau of Labor Statistics]; abbreviation CPI is attested by 1971.
A heterotrophic organism that feeds on other organisms in a food chain. ◇ 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. Compare producer.
Someone who purchases a good for personal use.