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Consumer

An individual who purchases and uses products and services in contradistinction to manufacturers who produce the goods or services and wholesalers or retailers who distribute and sell them. A member of the general category of persons who are protected by state and federal laws regulating price policies, financing practices, quality of goods and services, credit reporting, debt collection, and other trade practices of U.S. commerce. A purchaser of a product or service who has a legal right to enforce any implied or express warranties pertaining to the item against the manufacturer who has introduced the goods or services into the marketplace or the seller who has made them a term of the sale.

consumer

normally (but not always) a customer who buys for personal use and not business purposes and who is accordingly treated differently in the law. See CONSUMER CREDIT, CONSUMER CREDIT AGREEMENT, UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS.
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He said prosumers 'were an influential set of consumers that had been covered by the study in over a decade.' Prosumers represented the 15-20 percent of the population 'who are progressive and are harbingers of the future.' Tiongson said what these people did suggested trends, what would happen in the future.
The latest prosumer report surveyed 9,447 respondents both men and women across different age groups in 27 countries in 2018.
After the initial contributions of Toffler, the prosumer concept was refined by Don Tapscott in his work "The digital economy" (1995).
I dare say the idea of the "prosumer" Titan has died with this card, but for the rapidly growing professional compute market, this looks to be exactly the kind of card that a lot of developers have been waiting for.
That's where Panasonic's AG-UX180 (Figure 1) strikes a balance well-suited to the prosumer market.
1,43,990 (body only) may make the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 appeal as a comparatively compact mirrorless camera body for prosumers who shoot with bulky full-frame or medium format cameras.
The modern consumer has so much new capability that the term "prosumer" was invented by Alvin Toffler in his 1980 book "The Third Wave."
Western Digital has announced its updated its prosumer solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system.
In addition, blogs and vlogs are now important features of media making and prosumer culture.
The trend for quadcopters (or mini drones) has really taken off over the last year, from lowerpriced units all the way up to multi-camera equipped "prosumer" versions.
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm launches a prosumer camera aimed at selfie lovers.
Western Digital has expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system.