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consumer society

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trade, Sociology
consumer societyconˈsumer soˌciety noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BBTSSa society in which buying goods and services is considered to be very important
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consumer societyThat is precisely the message that our consumer society implicitly hammers home.Our consumer society demands these, yet takes them for granted.Among voters, the longing for the consumer society is mixed with concern about the costs of a market shock-treatment.The Neo-Dadaists turned to the mass-produced imagery and disposable goods of the consumer society.Seven designs in all - what a choice we have in todays consumer society!
From Longman Business Dictionaryconsumer societyconˈsumer soˌciety [countable usually singular]ECONOMICS a society in which buying goods and services is considered to be one of the most important parts of people’s livesWe live in a consumer society where advertising makes us think we need new things all the time. society
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