prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Definition of product

1 : the number or expression resulting from the multiplication together of two or more numbers or expressions
2a(1) : something produced especially : commodity sense 1
(2) : something (such as a service) that is marketed or sold as a commodity
b : something resulting from or necessarily following from a set of conditions a product of his environment
3 : the amount, quantity, or total produced

Examples of product in a Sentence

The company's newest product is selling well. The sap used to make maple syrup is a natural product. This book is the product of many years of hard work. The finished product was a beautiful vase.
Recent Examples on the Web The ability to trace a product back to the raw material, the machine it was produced on, and the details of the lot number is becoming more and more important—especially around critical applications. Sudha Chandrasekharan, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Why might someone prefer using a lip stain versus another lip product? Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 3 Aug. 2022 Our estimates are for heavy users, the kinds of people who use a product regularly for work or play. Linda Chong, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 OpenAI recently took steps towards offering DALL-E as a commercial product. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 2 Aug. 2022 Has there ever been another plant or product with a more interesting history than cannabis? Peter Su, Rolling Stone, 1 Aug. 2022 Where all this confessional writing lands is somewhere within the country of country, although no one will mistake it for commercially inclined product, not even with as mainstream a star as Maren Morris sitting in on guest vocals. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022 Buyers boast that this bow tie, in particular, is a high-quality product for a high-quality guy. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 1 Aug. 2022 An Oatly Oat Milk product is among 53 specialty drinks being recalled because of possible bacterial contamination. Rob Wile, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of product

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for product

in sense 1, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin productum, from Latin, something produced, from neuter of productus, past participle of producere; in other senses, from Latin productum

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More Definitions for product


prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-dəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Kids Definition of product

1 : the number resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers
2 : something resulting from manufacture, labor, thought, or growth


prod·​uct | \ ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Medical Definition of product

: a substance produced from one or more other substances as a result of chemical change


prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-ˌdəkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

Legal Definition of product

1 : the result of work or thought
2a : the output of an industry or firm
b : a thing created by manufacturing
3 in the civil law of Louisiana : something (as timber or a mineral) that is derived from something else and that diminishes the substance of the thing from which it is derived — compare fruit sense 2a

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