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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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Se trata de una inscripcion hallada en las termas de Stabia en la que dos duunviros realizan una locacion para diversas construcciones que son financiadas ex ea pequnia quod eos e lege in luidos aut in monumento consumere. Segun Pobjoy, M.: <<Building Inscriptions in Republican Italy: Evergetism, Responsability and Civic Virtue>>, en Cooley, A.
the real colonists, the real producers of wealth, first boldly informed the drones of the hive, the mere 'fruges consumere nati' that the latter were but drones, and that they were the men by whose labour and industry alone the colony would prosper.
This reading is supported by Tucker's excellent observation that the word consomme in the eighth verse of sonnet 3 should be read as involving both consumere (to consume, destroy) and consumare (to perfect, complete, consummate).24 The consumption of Rome by time is also its consummation or completion: it is in this completion that Rome is revealed to be what it is, something that has persisted over time, vastly metamorphosing rather than simply perishing.
Consu = is probably intended to be expanded as some form of consumere (consume, destroy), while confu= seems to call for a form of confundere (confuse, confound, perplex), both of which occur in a number of appropriate biblical texts (e.g., Num.
O verbo consumir, do latim consumere, traz consigo Eros e Thanatos, Apolo e Dionisio, vida e morte, gloria e infortunio.

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