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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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This would mean that the country gets live cattle that it could slaughter and provide fresh beef to the end consumer.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has released the second Broadband Analysis Report on the performance of fixed broadband services offered to end consumers in Bahrain.
That is, all Tier 1 suppliers who have "gray box" or "black box" design responsibility should have a robust system for end consumer research in each of their key component areas.
Speaking Saturday for Darik Radio, Andonov noted the price reduction would be in the vicinity of 22% - 23% under the new contract, but this would not be the reduction for the end consumer.
the agreement allows for sales to wholesalers and other businesses but not directly to the end consumer or to national chains.
Jellyfish is pioneering the Value Per Action (VPA) model, a new kind of online advertising that always benefits the end consumer and aligns incentives between buyers and sellers.