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consumption, ingestion, intake, uptakenoun
the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
pulmonary tuberculosis, consumption, phthisis, wasting disease, white plaguenoun
involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
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"
consumption, using up, expenditurenoun
the act of consuming something
The act of consuming something.
The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
The amount consumed.
gross national consumption
The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: consumptio, Latin.
In commodities the value rises as its quantity is less and vent greater, which depends upon its being preferred in its consumption. John Locke.
Etna and Vesuvius have sent forth flames for this two or three thousand years, yet the mountains themselves have not suffered any considerable diminution or consumption; but are, at this day, the highest mountains in those countries. John Woodward.
In hollow bones of man. William Shakespeare, Timon.
The stoppage of women’s courses, if not suddenly looked to, sets them into a consumption, dropsy, or other disease. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.
the act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction
the state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay
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
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'consumption' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3033
Rank popularity for the word 'consumption' in Nouns Frequency: #1322
The numerical value of consumption in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of consumption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of consumption in a Sentence
We're expecting slower demand growth in total gas consumption and LNG imports this year.
Results from our study and those from others are consistent that soy food consumption in women with breast cancer does not have a detrimental effect on prognosis or survival.
The people consuming drugs aren't doing it for pleasure here, they're doing it to get away from their difficult lives -- it's a consumption of misfortune. And that's linked to the fact that there are no jobs.
Investors liquidated their positions as the GDP data failed to impress, while domestic consumption showed no sign of improvement.
The review draws conclusions from studies that rely on self-reported consumption data, which is notoriously inaccurate.
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Translations for consumption
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- консумация, изразходване, консумиранеBulgarian
- consumCatalan, Valencian
- spotřeba, zničeníCzech
- Verbrauch, Verbrauchswert, Verzehr, KonsumGerman
- φθίση, κατανάλωσηGreek
- kulutus, kuluttaminen, riutuminenFinnish
- consommation, consumer, consommerFrench
- caitheamhScottish Gaelic
- deperimento, consunzione, consumoItalian
- 소비, 消費Korean
- wegteren, consumptie, verbruikDutch
- потребление, истощение, расходRussian
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