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Updated 08/04/2017
noun: consumption
  1. 1.
    the using up of a resource.
    "industrialized countries should reduce their energy consumption"
    synonyms:use, using up, utilization, expending, depletion
    waste, squandering, dissipation
    "the consumption of fossil fuels"
    • the eating, drinking, or ingesting of something.
      "liquor is sold for consumption off the premises"
      synonyms:eating, drinking, ingestion
      "food unfit for human consumption"
    • an amount of something that is used up or ingested.
      "a daily consumption of 15 cigarettes"
    • the purchase and use of goods and services by the public.
      "an article for mass consumption"
    • the reception of information or entertainment, especially by a mass audience.
      "his confidential speech was not meant for public consumption"
  2. 2.
    a wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.

The Case for Collaborative Consumption (16:34)                                                                      10/17/2016
In her talk, Rachel Botsman says we're "wired to share" — and shows how websites
like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.