consumption

  • 1 consumption — con‧sump‧tion [kənˈsʌmpʆn] noun [uncountable] 1. COMMERCE ECONOMICS the amount of goods, services, energy, or natural materials used in a particular period of time: • Texas is second only to California in beer consumption. • Cuban households… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Consumption — may refer to: Economics Use of final goods by a consumer until disposal Consumption (economics) Consumption function, an economic formula Consumption (ecology) Other Consumption, an archaic name for pulmonary tuberculosis ingestion of food and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 consumption — I noun confectio, consumptio, decay, decomposition, decrement, depletion, desolation, destruction, devastation, diminishment, diminution, dissipation, exhaustion, expenditure, loss, ravage, ruin, ruination, squandering, usage, use, using up,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 consumption — Consumption. sub. f. v. Il se dit de certaines choses que l on consume. Il se fait une grande consumption de bois dans cette maison. la victime fut bruslée jusques à son entiere consumption. la consumption des especes sacramentales. Il signifie… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Consumption — Con*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.] 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. [1913 Webster] Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 consumption — sectors …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 7 consumption — late 14c., wasting of the body by disease; wasting disease (replacing O.E. yfeladl the evil disease ), from O.Fr. consumpcion, from L. consumptionem (nom. consumptio) a using up, wasting, from consumpt , pp. stem of consumere (see CONSUME (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 consumption — in the meaning ‘a disease causing wasting of the tissues’, has been replaced in the 20c by more specific clinical names, especially by tuberculosis or TB …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 consumption — [n] devouring; use burning, consuming, damage, decay, decrease, depletion, desolation, destruction, devastation, diminution, dispersion, dissipation, drinking, eating, exhaustion, expenditure, loss, misuse, ruin, swallowing, using up, utilization …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 consumption — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of consuming. 2) an amount consumed. 3) dated a wasting disease, especially tuberculosis. DERIVATIVES consumptive adjective & noun (dated ) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 consumption — [kən sump′shən] n. [ME consumpcioun < OFr consomption < L consumptio < consumptus, pp. of consumere] 1. a) a consuming or being consumed b) Econ. the using up of goods or services, either by consumers or in the production of other goods… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 consumption — /keuhn sump sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Econ. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathol. a. Older Use.… …

    Universalium

  • 13 consumption — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, high ▪ the country with the highest fuel consumption in the world ▪ low ▪ average ▪ overall …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 consumption — con|sump|tion W3 [kənˈsʌmpʃən] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount used)¦ 2¦(food/drink)¦ 3¦(buying)¦ 4 for general/public/private etc consumption 5 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: consumptio, from consumere; CONSUME] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 consumption — [[t]kənsʌ̱mpʃ(ə)n[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: with supp The consumption of fuel or natural resources is the amount of them that is used or the act of using them. The laws have led to a reduction in fuel consumption in the US. ...a tax on the consumption… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 consumption — noun (U) 1 AMOUNT OF STH USED the amount of oil, electricity etc that is used: Fuel consumption has risen dramatically in the last few years. 2 EATING/DRINKING formal the act of eating or drinking: The consumption of alcohol was forbidden… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 consumption — con|sump|tion [ kən sʌmpʃən ] noun uncount FORMAL ** 1. ) the process of eating, drinking, or smoking something: fit/unfit for human consumption: Most of the meat was unfit for human consumption. a ) the amount that someone eats, drinks, or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 consumption */*/ — UK [kənˈsʌmpʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a) the use of something such as fuel or energy, or the amount that people use The government is determined to reduce the UK s total energy consumption. Many newer cars have a much lower fuel… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 consumption — noun Etymology: Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption , consumptio, from consumere Date: 14th century 1. a. a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis b. tuberculosis …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 consumption — 1) The using up of consumer goods and services for the satisfaction of the present needs of individuals, organizations, and governments. 2) The amount of money spent by the whole of an economy on consumer goods and services. Economists contrast… …

    Big dictionary of business and management


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