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consumer

the end user of a final GOOD or SERVICE which is purchased to satisfy a personal consumption need. See BUYER BEHAVIOUR.

consumer

the basic consuming/demanding unit of economic theory In economic theory, a consuming unit can be either an individual purchaser of a good or service, a HOUSEHOLD (a group of individuals who make joint purchasing decisions) or a government. See BUYER.
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While Panasonic is deep in the professional equipment field, it also has a strong foothold in the prosumer market.
Estamos en estos momentos viviendo una de sus predicciones que se refleja en los asi llamados prosumers --figura resultante de la fusion de los roles de productor (producer) y consumidor (consumer)-- descrita por el autor en 1979.
It's not about what's convenient for the practice; it's about what's convenient for the prosumer.
Coined by futurist author Alvin Toffler in his 1991 book Third Wave, the term Prosumer refers to a 22- to 42-year-old consumer activist.
With its impressive performance on existing client multi-threaded applications, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor will take prosumers and digital media enthusiasts to a new level with content creation and multimedia experiences.
The Prosumer Builder is operating on major web projects at Standard Life Bank, Lloyds TSB, Zurich Assurance Network and Scottish Enterprise.
Since the last Maximising Wireless Profit SOHO report was written in 2009, there has been a rapid growth in the penetration of smartphones in this segment, as well as the rise in numbers of a group of white-collar professionals that source their own mobile communications equipment but use it in the course of their employment within companies of all sizes - prosumers.
prosumer models, However, Are still not widely implemented across europe.
noted, "The Stylus PC system combines the best features of Condre's own robotic controller board IP, and a very user friendly GUI software application developed by our Engineering Team with the Prosumer, Institutional and SMB customer in mind.
Prosumer said the new title will cover four major areas including consumer electronics, computing, telecommunications and entertainment and is designed to be the "ultimate guide" to new digital products and services.
Delivers enterprise quality email offering for growing prosumer market; enables carriers to rollout advanced new service, enhance smartphone revenues