direct product


Definition of direct product

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

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Thursday’s ruling was, after all, a direct product of the 2014 and 2016 elections, which gave Republicans the Senate and the White House. Maggie Astor, New York Times, "Voting Rights Were Already a Big 2020 Issue. Then Came the Gerrymandering Ruling.," 28 June 2019 Her extraordinary students are a direct product of her teachings. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Stoneman Douglas teacher receives Spirit of Anne Frank award," 29 June 2018 But the story — about an innovative architect of skyscrapers who grows frustrated by critics skeptical of his vision — is also a direct product of the historical moment leading up to its publication 75 years ago Monday, on May 7, 1943. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "How Real History Shaped The Fountainhead and Kept Ayn Rand's Fans Coming Back," 7 May 2018 The second group was a direct product of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the racist anti-immigrant group that committed violent acts in many parts of the country. Todd Richmond, The Christian Science Monitor, "UW-Madison announces plan to address history of racism," 20 Apr. 2018 The song and videos are direct products of that daring spirit. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Rudy Mancuso & Maia Mitchell Wax Adorable in Two Videos For 'Magic': Watch," 2 Mar. 2018 The limited direct product overlap does not ensure a smooth close. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, "Rockwell Collins, United Technologies Set $695 Million Breakup Fee," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of direct product

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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