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consumer

1. a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs
2. Ecology an organism, esp an animal, within a community that feeds upon plants or other animals

consumer

[kən′süm·ər]
(ecology)
A nutritional grouping in the food chain of an ecosystem, composed of heterotrophic organisms, chiefly animals, which ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter.

consumer

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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students also develop skills relevant to the consumership of research through the completion of their doctoral research paper, which often takes the form of an extensive critique of the literature in a focused clinical area.
Lavender is grounded, is not so much as a particular type or style of music as "a site of women's thinking about music, and an example of the type of community building that the meld of music performance, identity politics, and music consumership can facilitate'" (p.
I'll begin here with an explanation of the divergence between racializing consumership and kinship.