What does consumption mean?

Definitions for consumption
kənˈsʌmp ʃəncon·sump·tion

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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

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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

Examples of consumption in a Sentence

  1. Tom Forte:

    Roku reported an impressive quarter, validating our view that it is one of a handful of companies leading the transition to over-the-top video consumption.

  2. Eva Almiron-Roig:

    Young children may find it difficult to chew a whole hard fruit, or eat it with the skin, there is also the issue about … whether soda may squeeze out fruit juice consumption in older children or in children from specific ethnic backgrounds.

  3. Roald Amundsen:

    We use the batteries to take care of these peaks. When the engines produce excess energy, this is transferred into the batteries. This secures smooth and optimal running of the engines at all time, significantly reducing fuel consumption and Read MoreMaritime emissions, lNG is substantially less polluting than conventional diesel fuel and utilizing LNG as a component in different hybrid set-ups is a major step towards achieving Hurtigruten's ultimate ambition of sailing emission free.

  4. Giuseppe Lippi:

    Heavy alcohol consumption must always be avoided, not only for the risk of cardiovascular disease, but also because it causes acute injury to the liver and to the central nervous system, moreover, especially with binge drinking, the risk of car accidents increases by many folds.

  5. Leonardo Trasande:

    There are safe and simple steps that families can take to limit their exposure : reducing canned food consumption, avoiding microwaving plastic, this is also another opportunity to emphasize the need for fresh fruit and vegetable consumption as opposed to other highly processed or packaged foods. Not only because of the nutrients and how they differ but also because of the chemical contamination that is much greater... in fast food and other packaged foods.

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