consumer

(redirected from Consumers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to Consumers: Consumers rights

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
With regard to financial gains, 41% of broker respondents think the advantages go to the employers, and then consumers and financial institutions.
gov), most consumers are unaware of specialty consumer reporting agencies unless they've been denied a particular service.
They might not be doing the direct research with end consumers (although we would argue that this wouldn't at all be an inappropriate strategy), but they should be asking their customers what they know about shifting consumer preferences in end products (e.
Internet savvy consumers are completing their own online health information searches.
Consumer organizations are ideal resources through which VR agencies can provide immersion activities for their staff and consumers alike.
And how consumers perceive a specific product in terms of quality and safety directly impacts the purchases they make.
Until the mid-1990s, consumers outside North America and Western Europe rarely ran up large amounts of personal debt.
For instance, the book examines advertisements of the Gilded Age from a new perspective, attempting to discern from the ads whether manufacturers were willing to deal directly with rural consumers or instead were relying on middlemen to distribute their wares.
A federal rule requiring owner registration cards would inevitably increase the cost of many products and expose consumers to possible loss of privacy.
It requires that consumers be provided with disclosures about the costs and terms of a credit card on or with a solicitation or application, at account opening before the first transaction, and with each periodic billing statement.
Consumers concerned about their privacy can and do already choose to avoid the few business sites that don't post this information.

Full browser ?