product

noun prod·uct \ ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of product

1 : the number or expression resulting from the multiplication together of two or more numbers or expressions
2 a (1) : something produced; especially : commodity 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 : conjunction 5

Examples of product in a Sentence

  1. The company's newest product is selling well.

  2. The sap used to make maple syrup is a natural product.

  3. This book is the product of many years of hard work.

  4. The finished product was a beautiful vase.

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Origin and Etymology of 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


PRODUCT Defined for English Language Learners

product

noun

Definition of product for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PRODUCT Defined for Kids

product

noun prod·uct \ ˈprä-dəkt \

Definition of product for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

product

noun prod·uct \ ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt \

medical Definition of product

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

Law Dictionary

product

noun prod·uct \ ˈprä-ˌdəkt \

legal Definition of product

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 2a


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