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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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"Consumo deriva do latim consumere, que significa usar tudo, esgotar e destruir; e do termo ingles consummation, que significa somar e adicionar" (Barbosa, 2009, p.
A palavra "consumo" deriva do latim "consumere " e o termo "consumir" foi usado primeiramente como sinonimo para destruir, usar tudo, gastar, desperdicar, esgotar (Barbosa & Campbell, 2006).
Later, Virgil's Gallus invites his wayward Lycoris to join him in another pastoral retreat in much the same terms: "hic gelidi fontes," he says, hic mollia prata, Lycori, / hic nemus; hic ipso tecum consumere aeuo" ("here are cool springs; here are soft meadows, Lycoris; here words; here with you only time itself would slowly waste me away").

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