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consumption 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/kənˈsəm(p)SHən/,
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The using up of a resource,
  1. The using up of a resource
    • - industrialized countries should reduce their energy consumption
  2. The eating, drinking, or ingesting of something
    • - liquor is sold for consumption off the premises
  3. An amount of something that is used up or ingested
    • - a daily consumption of 15 cigarettes
  4. The purchase and use of goods and services by the public
    • - an article for mass consumption
  5. The reception of information or entertainment, esp. by a mass audience
    • - his confidential speech was not meant for public consumption
  6. A wasting disease, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis


  1. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  2. pulmonary tuberculosis: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  3. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
  4. the act of consuming something
  5. A heterotroph (Greek ἕτερος heteros = "another", "different" and τροφή trophe = "nutrition", "growth") is an organism that uses organic carbon for growth by consuming other organisms. ...
  6. Tuberculosis or TB (short for tubercles bacillus) is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. ...
  7. Consumption is a common concept in economics, and gives rise to derived concepts such as consumer debt. Generally, consumption is defined in part by opposition to production. But the precise definition can vary because different schools of economists define production quite differently. ...
  8. The amount of fuel used for gross generation, providing standby service, start-up and/or flame stabilization.
  9. To dream that you have consumption, denotes that you are exposing yourself to danger. Remain with your friends.
  10. (TB seemed to consume people from within with its symptoms of bloody cough, fever, pallor, and long relentless wasting)
  11. The fraction of withdrawn water that is lost in transmission or that is evaporated, absorbed, chemically transformed, or otherwise made unavailable for other purposes as a result of human use.
  12. Use of goods or of services. The term consumption has two different meanings, depending on context. As commonly used in regard to the Footprint, it refers to the use of goods or services. ...
  13. Use of services and supplies. Consumption in health care is commonly examined in terms of pattern of use of a single service (e.g. number of visits to a doctor per person per year) or type of care (e.g. admissions to the hospital per 1,000 persons in total or over age 65 per year). ...
  14. the amount of any product or resource (e.g., material or energy) used in a given time by a given number of consumers.
  15. Total cigarette consumption is the number of cigarettes sold annually in a country, usually in millions of sticks. Total cigarette consumption is calculated by adding a country’s cigarette production and imports and subtracting exports. ...
  16. The use of energy as a source of heat or power or as an input to the manufacturing process.
  17. the amount of energy you use, represented by the number of kilowatt hours (kWh).
  18. all taxes on consumption divided by final consumption expenditure of households on the economic territory;
  19. cough with tightness of throat and chest.
  20. The viewing, use, and/or the purchase of a work of art by the public.
  21. Consumption is an activity in which institutional units use up goods or services; consumption can be either intermediate or final.
  22. ("Consumptive Distemper"). During the colonial era this term meant a “Wasting of the body by disease; a wasting disease; now applied spec. to pulmonary consumption or phthisis” (OED). Sometimes refers to what we would call today Tuberculosis (pulmonary consumption).
  23. The act of using up an amount of fuel. Actually the fuel is joined with air and merely changed into other substances (Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, etc. and energy). ...
  24. is the household sector’s demand for output for current use.  Consumption expenditures consist of purchases of durable goods (e.g., autos and televisions), nondurable goods (e.g., food and newspapers), and services (e.g., haircuts and taxi rides).
  25. Number of kilowatt hours used to operate an electrical apparatus over a period of time. It depends on the power rating of the apparatus and the time it operates.