Consumption

Consumption may refer to:

Biology
  • Consumption (ecology)
Economics
  • Consumption (economics)
  • Consumption function, an economic formula
  • Use of final goods from a consumer until disposal
Sociology
  • Consumption (sociology)
Other
  • Consumption (disease), an archaic name for pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Ingestion of food and drink

Famous quotes containing the word consumption:

    So it is with books, for the most part: they work no redemption on us. The bookseller might certainly know that his customers are in no respect better for the purchase and consumption of his wares. The volume is dear at a dollar, and after to reading to weariness the lettered backs, we leave the shop with a sigh, and learn, as I did without surprise of a surly bank director, that in bank parlors they estimate all stocks of this kind as rubbish.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The Cairo conference ... is about a complicated web of education and employment, consumption and poverty, development and health care. It is also about whether governments will follow where women have so clearly led them, toward safe, simple and reliable choices in family planning. While Cairo crackles with conflict, in the homes of the world the orthodoxies have been duly heard, and roundly ignored.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934)