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consumer  


      n  
1    a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs  
   Compare       producer       6  
2    a person or thing that consumes  
3    usually pl     (Ecology)   an organism, esp. an animal, within a community that feeds upon plants or other animals  
   See also       decomposer       producer       8  


consumer durable  
      n   a manufactured product that has a relatively long useful life, such as a car or a television  
consumer goods  
      pl n   goods that satisfy personal needs rather than those required for the production of other goods or services  
   Compare       capital goods  
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n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers

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