/kən'sju:mə(r); [US] -su:-; kən`sumɚ/
n person who buys goods or uses services 消费者; 顾客; 用户
*Consumers are encouraged to complain about faulty goods. 要鼓励消费者对劣质商品投诉.
* electricity consumers 电力的用户
* [attrib 作定语] consumer rights, protection, etc 消费者的权利、保障等. Cf 参看 producer.
someone who buys and uses products and services
, producer producer Consumers will soon be paying higher airfares. It will offer a wider choice of goods for the consumer (=consumers in general) . Consumer demand led to higher imports of manufactured goods. Consumer spending was down by 0.1% last month. sources of consumer advice (=advice for consumers)