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I have seen consume used in the context of consuming
input (i.e., reading input, either a program reading
input or a person reading content), but not with the
general meaning of interaction. Seems a bit strange.
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> Subject: "consume" = "interact with"
> I came across this construction in the API Documentation written by
> (naturally) the developers at my company.
> Has anyone else heard of using the word "consume" to mean "interact
> with"? Is this really standard jargon in the software development
> Lin Sims
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