Definition of prosumer in English:

prosumer

Syllabification: pro·sum·er
Pronunciation: /prōˈso͞omər
 
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noun

  • 1An amateur who purchases equipment with quality or features suitable for professional use: the magazine is aimed at the prosumer who uses a $10,000 camera to make home movies of his dog
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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 prospective consumer who is involved in the design, manufacture, or development of a product or service: a panel of prosumers weighed in on the plans for the new shampoo

Origin

1980s: blend of professional or producer or proactive and consumer.

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