consumption consumption  /kən ˈsəmp ʃən/


  1. (n) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  2. (n) involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  3. (n) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
  4. (n) the act of consuming something


  1. An economist suggests that committing to a consumption tax in the future might address both the short- and long-term problems the economy faces.
  2. The world has serious consumption problems, but we can solve them if we choose to do so.
  3. Per capita consumption has more than doubled over that period.


  1. Information Update: Health Canada Reminds Canadians to Manage Their Caffeine Consumption

    Health Canada is reminding Canadians about the importance of managing the consumption of caffeine, especially by children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and women who are planning to become pregnant....
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Energy Efficient HVAC Systems Will Surpass $33 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

    Energy consumption by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems accounts for roughly 40 percent of total building energy consumption, and in turn, buildings account for 35 percent to 40 percent of total worldwide energy consumption.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Toshiba: Novel Device Structure for Low Power Consumption MOSFETs for RF/Analog Applications

    Toshiba Corporation today announced the development of a high power gain transistor using a CMOS compatible process. The transistor efficiently reduces power consumption in high frequency RF/analog front-end application.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption," the Pope said.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

  2. Macpherson has told News Limited she had "never knowingly consumed or encouraged the use or consumption of any products which contain material derived from endangered species".
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Elle Macpherson Source: ABC Online

  3. "I don't know how I kept my career going with my drug consumption but I did because I loved to work. If I hadn't worked I'd probably be dead," he added.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elton John Source:

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