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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Why should gun manufacturers be shielded from liability that incentivizes nearly every other manufacturer of consumer products in America to think about safety? Edward Felsenthal, Time, "The Story Behind TIME's Gun Violence Cover," 9 Aug. 2019 At this point, no details about the Act IV collection have been released other than a promise of seven limited-edition makeup products — what kinds are not yet known. Marci Robin, Allure, "Estée Lauder’s Great-Granddaughter Is Creating Her Own Makeup Collection for the Iconic Brand," 8 Aug. 2019 For now, the FDA is prioritizing enforcement against CBD companies that make unsanctioned claims about the therapeutic benefits of the products. Marijuana Moment,, "One in seven Americans use CBD, according to a new Gallup survey," 8 Aug. 2019 Prosecutors allege that, in all, Jobin mailed approximately 200 packages loaded with about 2.6 million pills — roughly 570 pounds of fentanyl-containing product — to addresses in 32 states. Daily Pilot, "H.B. man pleads not guilty to fentanyl distribution; authorities allege he fled to Thailand before recapture," 8 Aug. 2019 The decline in interest rates comes as President Trump last week threatened tariffs of 10 percent on another $300 billion worth of Chinese products. R.a. Schuetz, Houston Chronicle, "Mortgage rates falling at the steepest rate in seven years," 8 Aug. 2019 Some of the products seem mundane, offering agencies a relatively cheap method of storing, sharing and crunching data through networks of remote web servers known as the cloud. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, "Amazon is developing high-tech surveillance tools for an eager customer: America's police," 8 Aug. 2019 Most of those products aren’t powerful enough to interfere with SimpliSafe’s system, but a $2 emitter apparently is. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "SimpliSafe’s home security system can be compromised by a $2 wireless emitter," 7 Aug. 2019 Condé Nast Traveler has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Credit Cards That Offer Travel Insurance When Your Trip Doesn't Go As Planned," 6 Aug. 2019

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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 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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