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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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 Johnny Diloné, Maricopa County Environmental Services spokesman, said health inspectors ask during their regular restaurant inspections to see the labels of the products that raw cookie dough outlets use to verify the ingredients. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "Edible cookie dough: Where in metro Phoenix to buy dough that's safe to eat," 13 July 2018 Everyone borrows from elsewhere, chefs inspire other chefs, remixing ideas and executions with the hope the final product will transcend derivation. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 The thought was how to redefine flesh color, starting with the foundations, which were the first product that identified the line. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Former Allure Magazine Editor Linda Wells Is Redefining Nude Makeup," 12 July 2018 The product was developed by Dr. King and a team from Arsenal Medical in Watertown, Massachusetts. CBS News, "FDA approves clinical trial for potentially life-saving trauma foam," 11 July 2018 According to Daniela Virgona, a 47-year-old third-generation farmer in Salina, the product is so difficult to grow that only the most dedicated stewards are willing to do it. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018 The product of a favourable draw, the quarter final against Sweden was much more comfortable and Gareth Southgate's team looked in control for most of the contest that finished 2-0. Jamie Spencer, Pro Soccer USA, "World Cup preview Croatia vs England: Head to Head, Team News, Prediction & More," 11 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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