from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
- n. The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
- n. Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
- n. A materialistic attachment to possessions
- n. An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
- n. a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
consumer + -ism (Wiktionary)