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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Still, even when the trade deal was signed, experts had expressed skepticism about the amount of products that China would ultimately buy. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Trump suggests more farm bailouts as China purchases fall short," 21 Feb. 2020 Roughly a third of the Chrysler products from the past 30 years are a result of a double-dog dare. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Jaguar's Vector Mobility Pod Makes Us Sad," 19 Feb. 2020 Want to give one of these products yet another seal? Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "9 Beauty Products That Have Won More Readers' Choice Awards Than Any Other," 18 Feb. 2020 And as an extra-special treat, Valentine's Day conveniently lines up with the holiday weekend, making it the prime time to show yourself some love in the form of some brand new beauty products. Karina Hoshikawa,, "11 Presidents’ Day Weekend Beauty Sales That You Can Still Shop Today," 18 Feb. 2020 Ahead of the collective’s first coed show, the beauty prep supplies extend beyond traditional cans of hair texturizer and pans of complexion products. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, "London Fashion Week’s Most Talked-About Hair Accessory Is in Your Bodega Aisle," 15 Feb. 2020 Public trust of sophisticated biological products will follow. Leah Christl, STAT, "From bench to bedside, biologics require excellence at every stage," 13 Feb. 2020 Sales of the promotional products brought in $700,00 in revenue in 2019. Randy Diamond,, "San Antonio business could close because of coronavirus," 13 Feb. 2020 In 2018, for instance, more than 1,000 facilities were involved in some way with the making of Apple products. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "When Will We Know What Coronavirus Did to the American Economy?," 13 Feb. 2020

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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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24 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of product

: something that is made or grown to be sold or used
: something that is the result of a process
: someone or something that is produced or influenced by a particular environment or experience


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


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Medical Definition of product

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

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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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