consumption


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consumption

the satisfaction obtained by CONSUMERS from the use of goods and services. Certain CONSUMER DURABLE products, like washing machines, are consumed over a longish period of time, while other products, like cakes, are consumed immediately after purchase. The DEMAND CURVE for a particular product reflects consumers’ satisfactions from consuming it. See WANTS, DEMAND.
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Personal estate (as has been before remarked), from the difficulty in tracing it, cannot be subjected to large contributions, by any other means than by taxes on consumption.
They knew nothing about consumption whatever, except that it made people cough; and for two weeks they had been worrying about a coughing-spell of Antanas.
Suppose a share assessed to each person of one or two francs for the consumption of salt and you obtain ten or a dozen millions; the modern "gabelle" disappears, the poor breathe freer, agriculture is relieved, the State receives as much, and no tax-payer complains.
She is as lanky as a plucked chicken in consumption, and, with Phaldoni (her servant), constitutes the entire staff of the establishment.
Her disorder turned to a galloping Consumption and in a few days carried her off.
There was a regular supply of inexpensive fiction written to order by poor hacks for the consumption of the illiterate.
The lunch hour in the office was only partly spent by Denham in the consumption of food.
9 percent of all cancers in women was due to alcohol consumption.
Consumption growth reflects a variety of both persistent and transitory factors.
Individual country analysis (selective countries) of the Nectars market, including full consumption values for 2011 and forecasts until 2017.
It points out that per capita consumption in the Kingdom is 7.
The behavior of aggregate consumption in response to the downturn in 1981 was an immediate, sharp decline of 1 percent followed by a gradual rise over the next year.