Consumer vs Purchaser - What's the difference?

consumer | purchaser | Synonyms |

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.



(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


    * (economics) and (biology): producer

    See also

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




    (en noun)
  • One who purchases.
  • Anagrams