What does consumption mean?

Definitions for consumptionkənˈsʌmp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake(noun)

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

  2. pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plague(noun)

    involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

  3. consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services(noun)

    (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

    "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

  4. consumption, using up, expenditure(noun)

    the act of consuming something

Wiktionary

  1. consumption(Noun)

    The act of consuming something.

    The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.

  2. consumption(Noun)

    The amount consumed.

    gross national consumption

  3. consumption(Noun)

    The wasting-away of the human body through disease.

  4. consumption(Noun)

    Pulmonary tuberculosis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumption(noun)

    the act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction

  2. Consumption(noun)

    the state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay

  3. Consumption(noun)

    a progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption

Freebase

  1. Consumption

    Consumption is a major concept in economics and is also studied by many other social sciences. Economists are particularly interested in the relationship between consumption and income, and therefore in economics the consumption function plays a major role. Different schools of economists define production and consumption differently. According to mainstream economists, only the final purchase of goods and services by individuals constitutes consumption, while other types of expenditure — in particular, fixed investment, intermediate consumption, and government spending — are placed in separate categories. Other economists define consumption much more broadly, as the aggregate of all economic activity that does not entail the design, production and marketing of goods and services.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consumption

    kon-sum′shun, n. the act of using up or consuming—the converse of production—also Consumpt′; pulmonary consumption, a more or less rapidly advancing process of lung destruction, with progressive emaciation—phthisis, tuberculosis.—adj. Consump′tive, wasting away: inclined to the disease consumption.—adv. Consump′tively.—ns. Consump′tiveness, a tendency to consumption; Consumptiv′ity. [See Consume.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consumption' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3033

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consumption' in Nouns Frequency: #1322

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumption in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Guillen:

    More yumas mean more consumption, more consumption means more money. More money generates a better life.

  2. Doug Larson:

    Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

  4. Doug Woodring:

    All that consumption is growing, unfortunately the waste management systems around the world are not keeping pace as quickly as the consumption and products -- there's a big mismatch.

  5. Mark Twain:

    Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.

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