product

noun

prod·​uct ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt How to pronounce product (audio)
1
: the number or expression resulting from the multiplication together of two or more numbers or expressions
2
a(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
4

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 Apple is expected to announce new artificial intelligence features at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, which could supercharge its products and bring Apple back into competition with much of the rest of the tech world that has already gone full steam ahead on AI. Clare Duffy, CNN, 10 June 2024 The speed at which discoveries and products are nowadays developed and made accessible to the public has increased exponentially—eectively speeding up the process to a previously unimaginable tempo. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 Lewis is part of a talented Bears tight end group that also includes Notre Dame product Cole Kmet, who had 73 catches and six touchdowns last season, and Gerald Everett, who had 51 catches for the Chargers last season and began his career with the Rams. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 The industry has responded by fighting regulations that could hurt demand for its products. Michael Copley, NPR, 9 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for product 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of product was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Product.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/product. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

product

noun
prod·​uct ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt How to pronounce product (audio)
1
: the number or expression resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers or expressions
15 is the product of 3 and 5
2
: something produced

Medical Definition

product

noun
prod·​uct ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt How to pronounce product (audio)
: a substance produced from one or more other substances as a result of chemical change

Legal Definition

product

noun
prod·​uct ˈprä-ˌdəkt How to pronounce product (audio)
1
: the result of work or thought
2
a
: 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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