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  ( consumers    plural  ) A consumer is a person who buys things or uses services.      n-count   oft N n  
...improving public services and consumer rights.     

consumer credit     
Consumer credit is money that is lent to people by organizations such as banks, building societies, and shops so that they can buy things.      n-uncount  
New consumer credit fell to $3.7 billion in August.     
consumer durable        ( consumer durables    plural  ) Consumer durables are goods which are expected to last a long time, and are bought infrequently.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   usu pl  
in AM, use durable goods     
consumer goods     
Consumer goods are items bought by people for their own use, rather than by businesses. Compare capital goods.      n-plural  
consumer society        ( consumer societies    plural  ) You can use consumer society to refer to a society where people think that spending money on goods and services is very important.      n-count   usu sing  
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1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
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