Meaning of prosumer in English:


Pronunciation /prəʊˈsjuːmə/


  • 1A person who buys electronic goods that are of a standard between those aimed at consumers and professionals.

    ‘the magazine is aimed at the prosumer who uses a £5,000 camera to make home movies of his dog’
    • ‘the prosumer market’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The processor will especially benefit prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously.’
    • ‘Clearly it doesn't follow the previous line of prosumer cameras, all of which had a longer split swivel design with an ‘internal focusing’ lens.’
  • 2A consumer who becomes involved with designing or customizing products for their own needs.