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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
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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.
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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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The similarities in climatic conditions also works towards a great advantage for the end consumer, he said.
"The increase in competition [from potential MVNOs] can only help the Egyptian telecom industry and the end consumer at this point, especially with the disappointing news recently that no new licenses would be issued for another three years.
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Here we'll take a deeper look at the kinds of systems suppliers need in order to listen to the voice of the "real" customer--the end consumer that buys the car that your components go into.
RSAG said the new magazine will be the first title to specifically target both retail exectives and consumer goods manufacturing executives as well as distributors, wholesalers and other professionals involved in moving products from manufacturer to retailer to the end consumer. It will provide analysis about the effective integration of "people, process and technology to create current business strategies that have long-term, sustainable ROI." Editorial feature articles, trend analysis, custom research, interviews and case studies.
Although more than 94 percent of respondents reported that they had at least one intermediary between their product and the end consumer, only 55 percent of respondents said they had some adhoc integration and 39 percent said they were not integrated with partners at all.
That approach reflects BJ's primary strategy, which emphasizes the end consumer over the business customer.
A spokeswoman for Warner Home Video said: "Our new pricing structure should allow the rental dealer to offer a competitive price to the end consumer."
ISLAMABAD -- Minster of Energy, Syed Ali Zafar has reiterated that the delivery system of electricity is flawed and even generated electricity is not fully reaching the end consumer.