a behavior pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus and that achieves the satisfaction of a specific drive, as the eating of captured prey by a hungry predator (distinguished from ).
[verb kon-suh-meyt; adjective kuh n-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit] /verb ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; adjective kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt/ verb (used with object), consummated, consummating. 1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill. 2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy […]
- Consummatory behaviour
/kənˈsʌmətərɪ/ noun 1. (psychol) any behaviour that leads directly to the satisfaction of an innate drive, e.g. eating or drinking
[kuh n-suhmp-shuh n] /kənˈsʌmp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathology. /kənˈsʌmpʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp […]
- Consumption rate
noun the average quantity of an item purchased, consumed, or expended during a given time interval and expressed in an appropriate unit of measurement Examples Per capita consumption rates in China are still about 11 times below ours, but let’s suppose they rise to our level. Word Origin by 1894