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[ prod-uhkt, -uhkt ]

/ ?pr?d ?kt, -?kt /



a thing produced by labor: products of farm and factory; the product of his thought.

a person or thing produced by or resulting from a process, as a natural, social, or historical one; result: He is a product of his time.

the totality of goods or services that a company makes available; output: a decrease in product during the past year.

Chemistry. a substance obtained from another substance through chemical change.


  1. the result obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together.
  2. intersection (def. 3a).



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Origin of product

1400–50; late Middle English produce


mul·ti·prod·uct, adjectivesubproduct, noun

Words nearby product

produce, producer, produce race, producer gas, producer goods, product, product differentiation, productile, production, production control, production line Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Words related to product

commodity, profit, brand, work, amount, crop, production, fruit, produce, device, output, merchandise, stock, creation, invention, result, synthetic, concoction, consequence, realization

Example sentences from the Web for product

  • Pappy has become a prime example of a certain kind of product that economists called a “Veblen good.”

    The Cult of Pappy van Winkle|Eric Felten|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Next day he spread the buck's hide out on the ground and drenched it liberally with the product of deer-brains.

    The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White

  • The very word art, as denoting a product of human activity different from the ordinary daily tasks of men, was unknown.

    The Story of Paris|Thomas Okey

  • Particular care should be taken to select varieties that are capable of yielding a product of high quality.

    The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous

  • Moreover, Mr. Arthur Russell's premonitions were no product of mere coincidence; neither had any magical sympathy produced them.

    Alice Adams|Booth Tarkington

  • The moral life of the Vais appears to be the product of their social institutions and their severe environment.

    The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916|Various

British Dictionary definitions for product


/ (?pr?d?kt) /


something produced by effort, or some mechanical or industrial process

the result of some natural process

a result or consequence

a substance formed in a chemical reaction

mainly US any substance used to style hair, such as gel, wax, mousse, or hairspray


  1. the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc
  2. Also called: set product another name for intersection (def. 3)

See Cartesian product

Word Origin for product

C15: from Latin pr?ductum (something) produced, from pr?d?cere to bring forth

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for product


[ pr?d??kt ]


Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.

A substance resulting from a chemical reaction.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for product


[ pr?d??kt ]

A number or quantity obtained by multiplication. For example, the product of 3 and 7 is 21.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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