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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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Web-based tools will make it easy for consumers to compare and contrast hospitals and health organizations, analyzing data for various criteria such as patient volume, mortality, morbidity, unfavorable outcomes and pricing.
The Colorado Consumer Health Information Librarians Listserv (CCHILL) formed in 2002 and began holding quarterly meetings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Midcontinental Region, 2004).
Last fall, Joanne Wilson, RSA commissioner, distributed the following Commissioner's Memorandum (CM 04-01) regarding the importance of consumer organizations as valuable resources for vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies.
When adding names to a database, companies should provide consumers clear notice and give them the opportunity to limit future communications.
It will also help consumers avoid purchasing such products at yard sales or second-hand stores.
Individual consumers are instead liable in many states to report such purchases and pay a roughly equivalent "use tax." But use taxes are difficult and unpopular to enforce, which enables states to use lower sales tax rates to compete for businesses and consumers--something that does not sit well with the governors and legislators of high-sales-tax states.
* a majority indicated that consumers and/or their family members were involved in some aspect of program planning and delivery; were involved in activities that include public education, publishing a newsletter or fundraising or buddy systems.
There are consumer laws in the country that protect the rights of consumers.
The press release starts with a sentence that reads, "Shinsegae Department Store will hang a declaration toward customers to protect staff from black consumers."
According to details, the consumer court has decided 248 cases to compensate consumers who had filed complaints against shopkeepers, manufacturers, govt departments and others in 2017.
Getting consumers and retailers to stay away from the very worst, most environmentally sensitive mining projects is the primary goal of organizations like Earthworksaction.org.

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