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 Both Pfizer and Moderna are working on developing booster doses of their respective vaccines and this could mean that vaccine makers will see recurring revenues from what initially appeared like a one-off vaccine product. Trefis Team, Forbes, "Moderna And Novavax Stocks Fall On IP Waiver Concerns, But Sell Off Is Overdone," 11 May 2021 Bullitt Central product Cameron Dukes, the 2020 Mid-South Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year, led the Blue Raiders by completing 18-of-24 passes for 157 yards and also added three rushing touchdowns. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "A decade after re-launching program, Lindsey Wilson football wins NAIA title," 11 May 2021 Customers who purchased this product at Whole Foods Market can bring a valid receipt into the store for a full refund. Yoni Heisler, BGR, "If you have this protein powder, stop using it now," 11 May 2021 With no salespeople or physical stores, Milo is able to sell such a top-quality product at a third of the cost of its competitors by simply selling products directly from the factory. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, "This New Brand's Cast-iron Dutch Oven Is My Favorite Kitchen Purchase — and It's Less Than Half the Price of Its Competitors," 10 May 2021 The 6-foot-3, 316-pound Texas product was the Bengals’ most consistent offensive lineman last season. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Bengals center Trey Hopkins’ left knee ‘doing well’ after offseason surgery," 10 May 2021 Gross domestic product shrank by about 8.6 percent last year during the pandemic., "Central American leaders resisting Biden’s anticorruption efforts," 10 May 2021 But another Arizona high school football product could also make waves in that draft with a big 2021. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "2022 NFL draft: Don't forget about Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy as QB prospect," 10 May 2021 Consult your physician before taking this product with any medication. Mike Cason |, al, "What’s in Alabama’s medical marijuana bill?," 10 May 2021

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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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13 May 2021

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“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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


prod·​uct | \ ˈpräd-(ˌ)əkt How to pronounce product (audio) \

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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