direct product


: cartesian product
especially : a group that is the Cartesian product of two other groups

Examples of direct product in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Withers’ hearings, Mills said, were a direct product of his actions. Julia Coin, Charlotte Observer, 21 Feb. 2024 Specifically, the administration is threatening to use the foreign direct product rule to deprive Russia of semiconductor technology, the official confirmed, since virtually all semiconductors are designed with U.S. software and parts. Ed O'Keefe, Sara Cook, CBS News, 25 Jan. 2022 The merger is aimed at focusing Google’s A.I. research more on direct product applications as the company faces stiff competition from Microsoft, OpenAI, and a host of startups, according to a story in the Financial Times. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2023 In May 2020, the Trump administration tightened the screws further, this time by making Huawei subject to a formerly obscure provision of export-control law called the foreign direct product rule. Alex W. Palmer, New York Times, 12 July 2023 In that role, the athlete is expected to direct product development and business and marketing initiatives, and expand from basketball into other categories, including golf, women, youth and sportstyle. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023 Frustrations had been mounting as Cubans faced food and supply shortages, something many saw as a direct product of government mismanagement and the effects of the pandemic — though others, including Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel, pointed to the effects of the U.S. embargo. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2023 The companies will be subject to what is known as the foreign direct product rule, which will cut them off from buying products made anywhere in the world with the use of American technology or software, which would encompass most global technology companies. Ana Swanson, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 The discipline of Black studies, which originated in the late sixties and is now more often referred to as Africana or African American studies, is a direct product of that wave of scholarly revisionism. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct product was circa 1925

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“Direct product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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