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consumer unit

noun

a box of electrical fuses or breakers, usually arranged in a single row

Examples

A consumer unit fitted with just fuses is often referred to as a "fuse box".

Word Origin

by 1960

consumer unit

noun

a household or other group considered to be an economic unit; an entity that makes spending decisions

Examples

Average annual expenditures per consumer unit, which is similar to a household, rose 2.6 percent in 2007 following an increase of 4.3 percent in 2006.

Word Origin

by 1935

consumer unit

noun

a department within a corporation or government agency concerned with consumer practices and affairs

Examples

He was hired to run the computer maker's new consumer unit.

Word Origin

by 1933

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