consumer

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an organism that eats other organisms.

Accounting

Health Economics

  • (written as Consumer)
    A buyer of goods or services for their own personal satisfaction rather than for use as inputs in a household production process. A term better not applied to 'patient' with regard to the latter's use of health services.

Media Studies

  • noun the person who buys a product advertised, at whom the advertising is aimed
  • noun a person who is exposed to a media product, i.e. the audience
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