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 Meanwhile, three of the CWCA’s 14 board vice chairs are executives of traditional Chinese medicine companies, which have commercial interest in farming wildlife for their products. Los Angeles Times, "Why China’s wildlife ban is not enough to stop another virus outbreak," 2 Apr. 2020 Food court menus have also been scaled back, food samples have been eliminated and purchase amounts for in-demand products have been set More information about Costco policies can be found on the chain’s website. oregonlive, "Costco to limit number of shoppers admitted per membership card, citing social distancing, safety," 1 Apr. 2020 The Wall Street Journal is not compensated by retailers listed in its articles as outlets for products. Sara Bosworth, WSJ, "Four Stylish Guys Divulge Their Grooming Must-Haves," 1 Apr. 2020 From payment relief to blood drives, big brands are switching out their high-energy promotions for more muted social messaging that aims to bring thoughtful pause to Americans — while reminding them of their favorite products. NBC News, "From payment relief to blood drives, big brands are pivoting to match the message to the moment," 1 Apr. 2020 But seemingly overnight, the market for Gunthorp’s products vanished. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Overnight, his business vanished: Farmers reliant on restaurants suffer during pandemic," 31 Mar. 2020 The letter states that nearly 70% of the more than $102 billion that consumers paid for U.S. fishery products in 2017 was spent in dining out as opposed to eating at home. Anchorage Daily News, "US seafood industry gets $300 million in coronavirus relief, hopes for more protections," 31 Mar. 2020 And if ships are stalled at docks because of decreased labor, or if storage facilities aren't emptied out to make space for new products, Muhammad added, those countries' export markets could suffer. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "What happens to our food supply if American farmers can't farm?," 31 Mar. 2020 Cactus Corn plans to launch an e-commerce site this week, as well as wholesaling their products to local stores, Levandowski said. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Phoenix-area food trucks are embracing creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how," 31 Mar. 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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The first known use of product was in the 15th century

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6 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 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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