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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web This is a sure indication that the product is far from authentic. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Then, there’s a 7-day sterility test and quality assurance that ensures the product is pure, clean, and ready to give to patients. Angus Chen, STAT, 2 June 2022 This product is popular with reviewers who suffer from dry and itchy skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 The product is not on the market and will not be for several years. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 26 May 2022 The product was a hit, with users drawn to the sleek nature of the app that made crypto investing more like buying or selling a stock than wrestling with an arcane new blockchain technology. Declan Harty, Fortune, 25 May 2022 This product is only available in one 57-by-31-inch size. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2022 Sometimes a product is fine and cheap and easy to find. Megan Decker,, 22 May 2022 Currently, 45% of baby formula products nationwide were out of stock at some point for the week ending May 15, according to figures provided to CNN by Datasemby, a real-time data-tracking agency that gauges how much product is on store shelves. Jen Christensen, CNN, 20 May 2022 See More

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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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“Product.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for product


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


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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