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Webster 1913 Edition


Product

Prod′uct

,
Noun.
[L.
productus
, p. pr. of
producere
. See
Produce
.]
1.
Anything that is produced, whether as the result of generation, growth, labor, or thought, or by the operation of involuntary causes;
as, the
products
of the season, or of the farm; the
products
of manufactures; the
products
of the brain.
There are the
product

Of those ill-mated marriages.
Milton.
These institutions are the
products
of enthusiasm.
Burke.
2.
(Math.)
The number or sum obtained by adding one number or quantity to itself as many times as there are units in another number; the number resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers;
as, the
product
of the multiplication of 7 by 5 is 35
. In general, the result of any kind of multiplication. See the Note under
Multiplication
.
Syn. – Produce; production; fruit; result; effect; consequence; outcome; work; performance.

Pro-duct′

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To produce; to bring forward.
Producted to . . . examination.”
[Obs.]
Foxe.
2.
To lengthen out; to extend.
[Obs.]
He that doth much . . .
products
his mortality.
Hackett.
3.
To produce; to make.
[Obs.]
Holinshed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Product

PROD'UCT

,
Noun.
[L. productus, from produco.]
1.
That which is produced by nature, as fruits, grain, metals; as the product of land; the products of the season.
2.
That which is formed or produced by labor or by mental application; as the products of manufacturers, of commerce or of art; the products of great and wise men. In the latter sense, production is now generally used.
In general, products comprehends whatever is produced or made; as when we speak of the products of a country exported.
The product of the impost and excise.
3.
Effect; result; something consequential.
These are the product
Of those ill mated marriages.
4.
In arithmetic, the amount of two or more numbers multiplied. Thus 5x7=35, the product. Product results from multiplication, as sum does from addition.
5.
In geometry, the factum of two or more lines.

Definition 2022


product

product

See also: produc't

English

Noun

product (countable and uncountable, plural products)

  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.
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote?), John Milton, (Please provide the title of the work):
      the product of those ill-mated marriages.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Edmund Burke, (Please provide the title of the work):
      These institutions are the products of enthusiasm.
    • 2014 June 21, Magician’s brain”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8892:
      The truth is that [Isaac] Newton was very much a product of his time. The colossus of science was not the first king of reason, Keynes wrote after reading Newton’s unpublished manuscripts. Instead “he was the last of the magicians”.
    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.
    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.
      • 2002, Oonagh McDonald; Kevin Keasey, The future of retail banking in Europe, page 146:
        Product innovation is needed to meet changes in society and its requirements for particular types of banking product.
      • 2002, Veljko Milutinović; Frédéric Patricelli, E-business and e-challenges, page 133:
        This sort of relationship can improve quality of transportation and can help in negotiations between transportation providers and transportation product users.
      • 2006, Teresa Luckey; Joseph Phillips, Software project management for dummies, page 55:
        You can't create a stellar software product unless you know what it is supposed to do. You must work with the stakeholders to create the product scope.
  4. (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
    I got some product here – you buying?

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  • 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.

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product n (plural producten, diminutive productje n)

  1. product