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[prod-uh kt, -uhkt] /ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌkt/
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).
Origin of product
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prōductum (thing) produced, neuter of past participle of prōdūcere to produce
Related forms
multiproduct, adjective
subproduct, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for products
  • Manufacturers are discovering that products for the elderly can make them money as well as fill a need.
  • Choosing the right products to keep your plants healthy can often be a bit confusing.
  • Companies have a long history of enlisting famous faces to push products.
  • Other textbook publishers are offering new features in their digital products as well.
  • Biodegradable products are those that can be decomposed by microbes and other natural biological processes.
  • Antiaging products are big business, but the marketing of these products often misrepresents the science.
  • Plants and animals once out of reach are now at the fingertips of university scientists, and ideas for new products abound.
  • Companies have always had a strong incentive to come up with new products and services.
  • Treat your skin with special care by creating simple, organic skin management products at home.
  • Some beauty products simply get the job done, while others become obsessions.
British Dictionary definitions for products


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 (sense 3)
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōductum (something) produced, from prōdūcere to bring forth
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Word Origin and History for products



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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products in Medicine

product prod·uct (prŏd'əkt)

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