Definition of 'consumption'
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They expect these benefits to derive from reductions in energy consumption and cost savings in industry processes. Computing (2010)Moving a little more and increasing your energy consumption will contribute to weight loss too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Previously people were allowed to collect up to 1.5kg for personal consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Daily consumption ups exposure to acrylamide, upping your cancer risk. The Sun (2017)This can reduce energy consumption by up to 37 %. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More activity in daylight hours would mean less fuel consumption in the dark ones, saving people money on electricity bills. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Personal consumption is the biggest component of national income. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These are unsuitable for use in mobile devices because of their comparatively high cost and energy consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The price of saving for future consumption expenditure is the current consumption expenditure you give up. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Too much of our childhood is no longer considered fit for human consumption. The Sun (2014)Increasing its fuel consumption capacity helps us to lose unwanted pounds and inches. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)So we have seen how ill the average consumption of these can make one person feel. The Vitality Diet (1990)Another way to reduce consumption is to use an energy monitor like the one pictured above. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Output will be fuelled by investment and personal consumption as well as strong real income growth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nearly half the firms it has advised have been making technologies that cut energy consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And one reason may be soaring fizzy drinks consumption. The Sun (2012)Only if it is for personal consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My view is that any effect would be far less than the benefits in reducing fossil fuel consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the genetic modification means the final product will have to undergo tests before being cleared for human consumption. The Sun (2015)So reducing sugar consumption and the use of stimulants is a vital part of the nutritional treatment of osteoarthritis. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)For example the current value of a variable like consumption expenditure will depend upon income in the previous time period. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)The diversity of products is getting wider and wider and the average consumption of protein is on the same path upwards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is roughly double the average daily consumption of fibre in the Western diet. Healthy By Nature (1994)But proposed regulations may force people to take stock of their daily energy consumption and could make us think twice about our festive decor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'consumption'
British English: consumption NOUN
The consumption of fuel or natural resources is the amount of them that is used or the act of using them.
The laws have led to a reduction in fuel consumption.
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