Consumer vs Purchaser - What's the difference?

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Consumer is a synonym of purchaser.


As nouns the difference between consumer and purchaser

is that consumer is one who, or that which, consumes while purchaser is one who purchases.

consumer

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, consumes.
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  • (economics) someone who trades money for goods as an individual.
  • This new system favours the consumer over the producer.
  • (biology) an organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.
  • Derived terms

    * anticonsumer * consumerist * consumerism

    Antonyms

    * (economics) and (biology): producer

    See also

    biology * carnivore * decomposer * detritivore * first-order consumer * herbivore * omnivore * producer * scavenger * second-order consumer English agent nouns ----

    purchaser

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who purchases.
  • Anagrams

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