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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The Pink Lip Duo, which features a mini lipstick and accompanying glimmering gloss, makes for a perfect everyday lip product, and its tiny size slips nicely into your fave bag. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Best Beauty Buys During Nordstrom’s Fall Sale," 12 Nov. 2018 That was the logic behind listings giant Zillow adding landlord tools to its existing products over the summer. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Online property management tools are moving the landlord-tenant relationship to the internet," 7 Nov. 2018 According to a release from the brand, the ReNew collection will later launch new products and collections and within 5 years, 100 million plastic bottles will be recycled through the initiative. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everlane Debuts New Collection Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles," 25 Oct. 2018 During the assessment, which includes time on Tarmey's bed, the facialist prescribes a combination of rejuvenating products and red-carpet-ready treatments that have made her the go-to among the likes of Kate Moss and Sienna Miller. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "This New Diet Is Based on Your Skin Type—and Will Have You Glowing in Under a Week," 23 Oct. 2018 Each size features its very own design from pretty plaids to sharp stripes, and every product comes with a classic gold topper, which resembles a real ornament cap. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "These Oversized Christmas Ornaments Are the Merriest Decorations We’ve Ever Seen," 10 Oct. 2018 Facebook doesn't just disperse your personal information to its robust network of advertisers to hawk products and services online. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Uses the Contacts In Your Phone to Sell Ads to Your Friends," 27 Sep. 2018 Earlier, the Nets agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to Atlanta, clearing up the Nets’ logjam at point guard while sending the 29-year-old Harvard product to another team in the same predicament., "Knee surgery scheduled for Lonzo Ball," 14 July 2018 The original Image product or a newer material called Sedgehammer will both control nutsedge when used according to label directions. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Nutsedge or other nuisance? How to tell the difference," 13 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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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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