What does consumption mean?

Definitions for consumption
kənˈsʌmp ʃəncon·sump·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptakenoun

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

  2. pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plaguenoun

    involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

  3. consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and servicesnoun

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

    "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

  4. consumption, using up, expenditurenoun

    the act of consuming something

Wiktionary

  1. consumptionnoun

    The act of consuming something.

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

  2. consumptionnoun

    The amount consumed.

    gross national consumption

  3. consumptionnoun

    The wasting-away of the human body through disease.

  4. consumptionnoun

    Pulmonary tuberculosis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumptionnoun

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

  2. Consumptionnoun

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

  3. Consumptionnoun

    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. Zhao Yanping:

    People used to buy expensive chocolate as gifts, but now they no longer do it, so the consumption falls.

  2. Douglas Schulze:

    Due to the relationship between the Green Bay Packers, their fans, and cheese, the possession of and/or consumption of cheese or cheese flavored products shall be banned in Bainbridge Island City Hall on Friday, January 16, 2015.

  3. Angela Wood:

    Alcohol consumption is associated with a slightly lower risk of non-fatal heart attacks, but this must be balanced against the higher risk associated with other serious -- and potentially fatal -- cardiovascular diseases.

  4. Illinois Department of Public Health:

    The initial investigation indicates a link to consumption of McDonald's salads produced for McDonald's restaurants. Approximately one-fourth of Illinois cases reported eating salads from McDonald's in the days before they became ill.

  5. Michael Siegel:

    When you examine the relationship between brand-specific advertising and underage youth consumption by brand, there is a very strong and consistent relationship.

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