an index of the changes in the cost of goods and services to a typical consumer, based on the costs of the same goods and services at a base period.
An index published by the government each month of prices for a representative sample of goods and services. The consumer price index was formerly known as the cost-of-living index.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an independent regulatory agency, created in 1972, that protects the public against risk of injury from consumer products. Abbreviation: CPSC.
- Consumer research
noun the investigation and analysis of consumer needs and opinions about goods and services; also called market research
[kuh n-soo-mer] /kənˈsu mər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Economics. a person or organization that uses a commodity or service. 3. Ecology. an organism, usually an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals. /kənˈsjuːmə/ noun 1. a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs […]
[kon-ster-ney-shuh n] /ˌkɒn stərˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay. /ˌkɒnstəˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. a feeling of anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion n. 1610s, from French consternation “dismay, confusion,” from Latin consternationem (nominative consternatio) “confusion, dismay,” from consternat-, past participle stem of consternare “overcome, confuse, dismay, perplex, […]