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prosumer Line breaks: pro|sumer
Pronunciation: /prəʊˈsuːmə/

Definition of prosumer in English:


1A person who buys electronic goods that are of a standard between those aimed at consumers and professionals: [as modifier]: the prosumer market
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  • And while the line-input's audio quality isn't professional, or even prosumer level, it's still good enough for most consumer applications.
  • Its $1700 price point makes it a prosumer device.
  • Being a good deal smaller and lighter than its predecessor, it's barely larger than some of the prosumer types on sale.
2A consumer who becomes involved with designing or customizing products for their own needs.


1980s: from professional or producer + consumer.

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