Consumption may refer to:

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

Famous quotes containing the word consumption:

    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
    Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929)

    Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption ... is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
    Guy Debord (b. 1931)

    To expect to increase prices and then to maintain them at a higher level by means of a plan which must of necessity increase production while decreasing consumption is to fly in the face of an economic law as well established as any law of nature.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)