product
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒd.əkt/
  • (GA) enPR: prŏd′əkt, IPA: /ˈpɹɑd.əkt/
Noun

product

  1. (countable, uncountable) A commodity offered for sale.
    That store offers a variety of products.  We've got to sell a lot of product by the end of the month.
    Synonyms: merchandise, wares, goods
  2. (cosmetics, uncountable) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
    Wash excess product out of your hair.
  3. Anything that is produced; a result.
    The product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book XI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗, lines 683-84:
      To whom thus Michael: These are the product / Of those ill-mated marriages thou sawest;
    1. The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.
      They improve their product every year; they export most of their agricultural production.
      Synonyms: endwork, production, output, creation, yield
    2. A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.
      Skill is the product of hours of practice.  His reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue.
    3. (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
      This is a product of lime and nitric acid.
    4. (arithmetic) A quantity obtained by multiplication of two or more numbers.
      The product of 2 and 3 is 6.  The product of 2, 3, and 4 is 24.
    5. (mathematics) Any operation or a result thereof which generalises multiplication of numbers, like the multiplicative operation in a ring, product of types or a categorical product.
    6. Any tangible or intangible good or service that is a result of a process and that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user.
  4. (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
    I got some product here – you buying?
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product (products, present participle producting; past and past participle producted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To produce.
    • 1651, The Touchstone of Common Assurances (page 498)
      The probate of a Testament is the producting and insinuating of it before the Ecclesiastical Judge […]



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