from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Veblen, Thorstein Bunde 1857-1929. American economist who described a fundamental conflict between the provision of goods and the making of money. In his popular study The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) he coined the phrase conspicuous consumption.
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- n. United States mathematician (1880-1960)
- n. United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
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