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product

[prod-uh kt, -uhkt] /ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌkt/
noun
1.
a thing produced by labor:
products of farm and factory; the product of his thought.
2.
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.
3.
the totality of goods or services that a company makes available; output:
a decrease in product during the past year.
4.
Chemistry. a substance obtained from another substance through chemical change.
5.
Mathematics.
  1. the result obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together.
  2. intersection (def 3a).
Origin of product
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prōductum (thing) produced, neuter of past participle of prōdūcere to produce
Related forms
multiproduct, adjective
subproduct, noun
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  • The rebel is the product of extreme fixation and unintelligent immobilities.

  • Dilly looked at this product of the patient art of woman with a dispirited gaze.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The product of mistake or enthusiasm, they were remedied by explanation and kindliness.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • By the close of 1869, it is expected the product will reach a thousand tons daily.

  • One other remark is suggested by the reference to process as contradistinguished from product.

British Dictionary definitions for product

product

/ˈprɒdʌkt/
noun
1.
something produced by effort, or some mechanical or industrial process
2.
the result of some natural process
3.
a result or consequence
4.
a substance formed in a chemical reaction
5.
(mainly US) any substance used to style hair, such as gel, wax, mousse, or hairspray
6.
(maths)
  1. the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc
  2. Also called set product another name for intersection (sense 3)
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōductum (something) produced, from prōdūcere to bring forth
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Word Origin and History for product
n.

early 15c., "mathematical quantity obtained by multiplication," from Medieval Latin productum, in classical Latin "something produced," noun use of neuter past participle of producere "bring forth" (see produce (v.)). General sense of "anything produced" is attested in English from 1570s.

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product in Medicine

product prod·uct (prŏd'əkt)
n.

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

  2. A substance resulting from a chemical reaction.

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product in Science
product
  (prŏd'əkt)   
A number or quantity obtained by multiplication. For example, the product of 3 and 7 is 21.
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product in Technology
mathematics, programming
An expression in mathematics or computer programming consisting of two other expressions multiplied together. In mathematics, multiplication is usually represented by juxtaposition, e.g. "x y", whereas in programming, "*" is used as an infix operator, e.g. "salary * tax_rate.
In the most common type of product, each operand is a number (integer, real number, fraction or imaginary number) but the term extends naturally to cover more complex operations like multiplying a string by an integer (e.g., in Perl, "foo" x 2) or multiplying vectors and matrices or more than two operands.
In type systems, a tuple is sometimes known as a "product type".
(2006-10-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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