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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (finance)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. supply
Esta tienda vende insumos como la parafina para fabricar velas.This store sells supplies such as paraffin to make candles.
b. input
El gobierno incrementó el coste de los insumos usados para producir arroz.The government increased the cost of the input used in rice production.
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1 (S. Cone) (componente) component; ingredient
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) especialmente (Latinoamérica)insumos (Economía) supplies; input; materials
Una mayor dotación de medicina e insumos para hacer frente al cólera. El país que producía alimentos e importaba insumos industriales y equipos, qué caray, ya no es viable
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