prod·uct | \ ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt \

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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Each Tuesday: Whole Foods features a weekly farmers market to shop for local and artisanal products, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1903 University Drive, Davie. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 The areas of manufacturing will include new-energy vehicles, computer, communication and consumer electronics and household products, as well as commodities like silicon metal and coal, according to Wu. Rebecca Lurye,, "How Seven Stars Cloud Plans To Spend $283M In West Hartford," 14 July 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that the Kellogg's product, which is a grainy cereal with honey clusters, has been recalled. Devon Elizabeth, SELF, "Update: There Are Now 100 Salmonella Cases Linked to Recalled Honey Smacks Cereal," 13 July 2018 Pat LaFrieda has teamed up with a German company called Otto Wilde Grillers — which appears to specialize in nothing but its eponymous products, as well as any accessories for use with them — for his Pat LaFrieda Signature Series model. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Renowned meat purveyor shopping $1200 grill that looks like a toaster oven," 13 July 2018 Electronics, home and kitchen items, beauty products, food, baby items and other categories have items marked as Prime Day launches. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "How to shop like a pro during Amazon Prime Day," 12 July 2018 Features bacon and other pork products, Kentucky bourbon and beers from local breweries. Luann Gibbs,, "Cincinnati events: Fun and free events this weekend," 12 July 2018 The final product, Bourzac explains, relied on the formation of silver-mercury-gold particles at points where light had struck the plate during the portrait sitting. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraits," 10 July 2018 Use restorative products, which act as post-traumatic therapy for your hair. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fix Bad Box Hair Dye," 10 July 2018

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

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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 \

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 \

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 \

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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