Definition of product in English:

product

noun

  • 1An article or substance that is manufactured or refined for sale.

    ‘food products’
    • ‘A number of new books have begun to question the ethics of marketing beauty products and services to adults too.’
    • ‘Solid sales across its major product lines pushed HP to a tidy second quarter.’
    • ‘The company immediately closed their premises, stopped production and withdrew all products from sale.’
    • ‘When and where to invest for research and development of new products and services becomes the bigger challenge.’
    • ‘On the revenue side, better and more timely marketing could someday help drive sales of existing products.’
    • ‘They are responsible for the very existence of wages in the production of products for sale.’
    • ‘We now get almost 20 percent of our revenues from internal sales of products and services to our members.’
    • ‘Official sources said there has been a rise in the indices of primary articles and manufactured products.’
    • ‘Food labels must be on all processed food products.’
    • ‘The object of the product sales via the net is aimed at initially helping to break even and somewhere down the track we might even make a profit.’
    • ‘As well as excellence in customer service and innovative marketing, they reward new products and product development.’
    • ‘Marketing thus increases the sales of the branded product only.’
    • ‘Despite modest gains in food sales and more significant ones in household products, overall sales were down sharply.’
    • ‘But turnover from financial services declined six per cent after sales of investment products disappointed.’
    • ‘A wool company has embarked upon a development programme which it hopes will boost sales of the product among the younger generation.’
    • ‘The case has again riveted the country's attention on the manufacture and sale of fake products.’
    • ‘Robert Morgan is now vice president of sales, marketing and product development.’
    • ‘Sales of local products produce local employment and therefore more local expenditure.’
    • ‘We are also communicating with the Trading Standards Authority regarding the sale of counterfeit products in street markets.’
    • ‘They measure their product sales every single day and they will stop producing it if it isn't selling.’
    object, thing, item, unit, artefact, piece of merchandise, commodity
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    1. 1.1 A substance produced during a natural, chemical, or manufacturing process.
      ‘waste products’
      • ‘Some natural products have a gentle laxative action.’
      • ‘There are useful chemical products made from tobacco which include those which kill insects and fungi.’
      • ‘The company also has a fish shop that sells all its processed products at a wholesale price.’
      • ‘It is a product of some chemical manufacturing and of combustion.’
      • ‘He introduced us to a product that recycles waste plastic into fuel that was invented in Japan.’
      • ‘Another area of possible use is in modifying microbes to produce valuable chemical starting materials or products for industry.’
      • ‘Spinach, dried beans and dried fruit are all natural products rich in iron.’
      • ‘Unlike in the earlier experiments, the team recorded gamma rays, a revealing product of fusion reactions.’
      • ‘Fifty protesters gathered yesterday morning to voice their anger at the decision to allow Westbury cement works to burn waste products as fuel.’
      • ‘The product of this reaction is drastically lower in energy, and thus, more stable, than the reactant.’
      • ‘The amplification products were subcloned and sequenced to determine precise exon/intron junctions.’
      • ‘The kidneys filter and process the blood and excrete the waste products as urine.’
      • ‘In the camera was a polished pewter plate coated with a petroleum product called bitumen of Judea.’
      • ‘In these small air sacs is where oxygen enters the blood and waste products like carbon dioxide leave the blood.’
      • ‘It is also used for other natural products, including fruit juices, beer, wine and honey.’
      • ‘Regulation of this network is influenced by cellular products such as cytokines.’
      • ‘Importing agricultural products has been stressful since 9 / 11, which brought about tougher FDA regulations.’
      • ‘Yeast eat sugar, creating alcohol and carbon dioxide as waste products as they do so.’
      • ‘Recently deposited sediments are unstable mixtures of terrestrial weathering products and organic matter.’
      • ‘We know that chemical manufacturing makes many products that benefit our society now.’
      artefact, commodity, manufactured article, manufactured item, manufactured thing
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    2. 1.2mass noun Commercially manufactured articles, especially recordings, viewed collectively.
      ‘too much product of too little quality’
      • ‘Farmers who have a large number of acres want to buy product at wholesale prices because of the volumes they use.’
      • ‘They succeeded by manufacturing commercially viable product that people found beneficial to their lives.’
      • ‘It is not a trade fair, so will not be out there selling product product.’
      • ‘The folks over at Napster maintain they're actually helping the record companies sell product.’
      • ‘When you sell product, you must provide service after the sale.’
      • ‘The real way they make profit is to move product.’
      • ‘Can we expect more focus on British product from the Mountain View firm?’
      • ‘We have quickly learned that we have acquired new power over the recorded music product.’
      • ‘She doesn't realise that our resellers don't stock loads of product.’
  • 2A thing or person that is the result of an action or process.

    ‘her perpetual suntan was the product of a solarium’
    • ‘The result has a direct effect on the finished product, which is read by the public.’
    • ‘The outgoing interim government was a product of one of those deals.’
    • ‘Hawke is more than pleased with the resulting product.’
    • ‘This is an inevitable product of the fusion of state and corporate power.’
    • ‘He has done a good job, that's obvious, but you can only judge the product on the end result and that is still to come.’
    • ‘In the US and Canada, millers fortify grain, which has a knock-on effect on many products in the food chain.’
    • ‘Any reaction that takes place will either result in the products becoming less ordered, or heat being given off.’
    • ‘Rather, we are focused almost totally on the end result, the final product.’
    • ‘The ball sailed a mile over and the outrage that followed was the product of Novo's team-mates hollering at him.’
    • ‘Bookstores are bursting with self-help books, most of which are products or byproducts of the psychology industry.’
    • ‘Norton cheats a bit: his final products are actually digital outputs, but quirks of the process remain.’
    • ‘The following subcommittee reports are a product of this consensus process.’
    • ‘The particular solvent used in the extraction process affects the resulting formulation of the product.’
    • ‘Lycopene from both processed and cooked tomato products is more bioavailable than from fresh tomatoes.’
    • ‘The goal may have been the product of judgment followed by luck.’
    • ‘The end result is the product of numerous ideas and decisions - and a little bit of alchemy!’
    • ‘There are many factors which influence the product that we call news.’
    • ‘My culture is entirely a product of the influences of my environment, and the society in which I have grown up, Canada.’
    • ‘Rather, they are the direct product of the influence of processes unfolding in the leading capitalist countries in the world.’
    • ‘Chris Brand looks at the current fashion in psychology of saying that everything we do is the product of the situations in which we find ourselves.’
    result, consequence, outcome, effect, upshot, fruit, by-product, spin-off, legacy, issue
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    1. 2.1 A person whose character and identity have been formed by a particular period or situation.
      ‘an ageing academic who is a product of the 1960s’
      • ‘Her character was a product of the romantic age, as were his family and friends.’
      • ‘They were the product of periods of endemic warfare.’
      • ‘They were a product of the post-independence period and had close connections with the military.’
      • ‘He was not a one-off; he was the product of a situation that could recur.’
      • ‘We shall see that this is not so; rather, ethnic identity is the product of racialized subjection.’
      • ‘After all, he had proven that gender identity is a product of nurture, not nature.’
      • ‘A practising lawyer is the product of the same period of intensive, difficult study and training as for a surgeon.’
      • ‘Besides, her feelings could just be a product of her shattered identity.’
      • ‘Clinton is the product of the disastrous influence of psychology in our culture.’
      • ‘The attackers were a product of a sociopolitical situation shaped in a large part by their religion.’
  • 3Mathematics
    A quantity obtained by multiplying quantities together, or from an analogous algebraic operation.

    • ‘This volume is the product of the distance between the cutting planes and the area of the polygonal ring on the base.’
    • ‘Finding the product of multiplicands of any length by small multipliers is accomplished using a set of rules.’
    • ‘The total claimed on the work order is 63 hours and the amount charged is simply the product of that number multiplied by the hourly rate.’
    • ‘Take all the products of these multiplications and add them together.’
    • ‘The force on an object is the product of its mass multiplied by its acceleration.’
    • ‘The product of zero multiplied by a debt or fortune is zero.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as a mathematical term): from Latin productum ‘something produced’, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of producere ‘bring forth’ (see produce).

Pronunciation

product

/ˈprɒdʌkt/