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 Like happiness, creativity is a by-product of another activity. Greg Orme, Forbes, "Why You Need Curious Questions To Spark Innovation," 28 Apr. 2021 In the real world, endorsing more years of Emmert’s leadership would be the product of a job well done and a distinguished tenure that elevated the organization he has been charged to lead. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: NCAA has essentially made Mark Emmert king for life, and he hasn't earned it," 28 Apr. 2021 There are the artisanal textiles of Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli, which are the product of decades perfecting the formula for the ultimate linen shirt. Liam Hess, Vogue, "The Best Linen Shirts for Men (and Women Too)," 24 Apr. 2021 La Jolla’s Scripps Research, among others, say the virus is the product of natural evolution. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDSU lecturer’s use of stereotype sparks debate about academic free speech and race," 24 Apr. 2021 His arm speed is much slower — a product of being too reserved and worried about making an error — than Goodrum and the other infielders when turning double plays and tossing the ball to first base. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Bullpen allows late runs in Detroit Tigers' 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh Pirates," 22 Apr. 2021 The OPAL Fund is the product of a partnership between OPAL Advisory, Opportunity Alabama’s registered investment adviser subsidiary, and Blueprint Local. William Thornton |, al, "Opportunity Alabama announces $13 million OPAL Fund," 22 Apr. 2021 Drew Pelski is a product of Pompano Beach youth athletics. Emmett Hall,, "Crossfire Beach Volleyball Club focuses on ‘affordability factor’ for families," 22 Apr. 2021 The storm will be the product of sharply colder temperatures. Christine Dempsey,, "Connecticut cools off, spring storm coming Wednesday afternoon," 21 Apr. 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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1 May 2021

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“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 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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