- The definition of a product is something that is made by humans or nature.
- An example of product is wine.
- An example of product is grapes.
Wine is the product of a winemaker.
- something produced by nature or made by human industry or art
- Informal commercial products collectively, as of a certain kind or from a certain company; merchandise
- result; outgrowth: a product of one's imagination
- Chem. any substance resulting from a chemical change
- Math. the quantity obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together
Origin of productMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin productum ; from neuter past participle of Classical Latin producere: see produce
- Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process, as:a. An item that is made or refined and marketed: farm products; soaps, detergents, and similar products; travel products such as vacation trips.b. Such items considered as a group: sold a lot of product in May.c. A preparation, such as a gel, used for styling hair: began to use product soon after he became famous.d. A substance resulting from a chemical or nuclear reaction.
- a. A direct result; a consequence: “Is history the product of impersonal social and economic forces?” (Anthony Lewis).b. A person whose characteristics or abilities are the result of certain influences or kinds of experience: “She is the product of an America in which explicit displays of pride in intellect are considered unseemly” (Yuval Levin).
- Mathematics a. The number or quantity obtained by multiplying two or more numbers together.b. A scalar product.c. A vector product.
Origin of productMiddle English, result of multiplication, produced, from Medieval Latin prōductum, result of multiplication, from neuter past participle of Latin prōdūcere, to bring forth; see produce.
(countable and uncountable, plural products)
- (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.
- 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.
- (cosmetics, uncountable) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
- Wash excess product out of your hair.
- 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.
- (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
- This is a product of lime and nitric acid.
- (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.
- (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.
- 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.
- Anything that is produced; a result.
- The product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
- (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
- I got some product here – you buying?
- Adjectives often applied to "product": excellent, good, great, inferior, crappy, broken, defective, cheap, expensive, reliable, safe, dangerous, useful, valuable, useless, domestic, national, agricultural, industrial, financial.
Latin prōductus, perfect participle of prōdūcō, first attested in English in the mathematics sense.