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prod·uct

 (prŏd′əkt)
n.
1. 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.
2.
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).
3. Mathematics
a. The number or quantity obtained by multiplying two or more numbers together.
b. A scalar product.
c. A vector product.

[Middle English, result of multiplication, produced, from Medieval Latin prōductum, result of multiplication, from neuter past participle of Latin prōdūcere, to bring forth; see produce.]

product

(ˈprɒdʌkt)
n
1. something produced by effort, or some mechanical or industrial process
2. the result of some natural process
3. a result or consequence
4. (Chemistry) a substance formed in a chemical reaction
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) chiefly US any substance used to style hair, such as gel, wax, mousse, or hairspray
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc
b. Also called: set product another name for intersection3
7. (Mathematics) See Cartesian product
[C15: from Latin prōductum (something) produced, from prōdūcere to bring forth]

prod•uct

(ˈprɒd əkt, -ʌkt)

n.
1. a thing produced by labor: farm products.
2. the totality of goods or services that a company produces.
3. material created or produced and viewed in terms of potential sales: an artist who provided dealers with reliable product.
4. a person or thing seen as resulting from a process, as a social or historical one: He is a product of his time.
5. Math.
a. the result obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together.
[1400–50; < Latin prōductum (thing) produced, n. use of neuter past participle of prōdūcere to produce]

prod·uct

(prŏd′əkt)
A number or quantity obtained by multiplication. For example, the product of 3 and 7 is 21.

produce

product
1. 'produce' used as a verb

Produce is usually a verb, pronounced /prə'djuːs/.

To produce a result or effect means to cause it to happen.

His comments produced an angry response.
The talks failed to produce an agreement.

To produce goods or food means to make or grow them, usually to be sold.

The factory produces goods for export.
They use all the available land to produce crops.
2. 'produce' used as a noun

Food that is grown to be sold is called produce, pronounced /'prɒdjuːs/.

She has a market stall selling organic produce.
3. 'product'

Goods that are made and sold in large quantities are called products.

Manufacturers spend huge sums of money advertising their products.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.product - commodities offered for saleproduct - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
cargo, consignment, freight, lading, shipment, payload, load, loading - goods carried by a large vehicle
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
contraband - goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
generic - any product that can be sold without a brand name
ironmongery - the merchandise that is sold in an ironmonger's shop
irregular, second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, business line, line - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
number - an item of merchandise offered for sale; "she preferred the black nylon number"; "this sweater is an all-wool number"
refill - a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents; "he got a refill for his ball-point pen"; "he got a refill for his notebook"
release - merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film); "a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"
dreck, schlock, shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
software product, software package - merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale
inventory, stock - the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
top of the line - the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise
piece goods, yard goods - merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
2.product - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
book - a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; "he bought a book of stamps"
spin-off, byproduct, by-product - a product made during the manufacture of something else
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
deliverable - something that can be provided as the product of development; "under this contract the deliverables include both software and hardware"
end product, output - final product; the things produced
brainchild, inspiration - a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
job - an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
magazine - product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object; "tripped over a pile of magazines"
newspaper, paper - the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
outturn, turnout, output - what is produced in a given time period
turnery - products made on a lathe
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
fruit, yield - an amount of a product
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
3.product - a quantity obtained by multiplicationproduct - a quantity obtained by multiplication; "the product of 2 and 3 is 6"
quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
factorial - the product of all the integers up to and including a given integer; "1, 2, 6, 24, and 120 are factorials"
multiple - the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple of 9"
4.product - a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction; "a product of lime and nitric acid"
hydrolysate - a product of hydrolysis
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
filtrate - the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
5.product - 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"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
6.product - the set of elements common to two or more sets; "the set of red hats is the intersection of the set of hats and the set of red things"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"

product

noun
1. goods, produce, production, creation, commodity, invention, merchandise, artefact, concoction Try to get the best products at the lowest price.
2. result, fruit, consequence, yield, returns, issue, effect, outcome, legacy, spin-off, end result, offshoot, upshot The company is the product of a merger.

product

noun
Something produced by human effort:
Translations
مَنْتوجناتِجنِتَاجنَتيجَه
продуктпроизведениепроизводстворезултатследствие
součinvýrobekvýsledek
produktresultat
tuotetulotuotanto
proizvod
szorzattermék
afurîframleiîsluvaramargfeldi
製品
제품
súčinvýrobok
izdelek
produktresultatsnittvara
ผลผลิต
sản phẩm

product

[ˈprɒdʌkt]
A. N
1. (Comm, Ind) → producto m
consumer productsproductos mpl de consumo
food productsproductos mpl alimenticios
see also end D
see also finished 2
see also gross E
see also waste E
2. (fig) → producto m, fruto m
it is the product of his imaginationes producto de su imaginación
she is the product of a broken homees el clásico producto de un hogar deshecho
3. (Math, Chem) → producto m
B. CPD product development Ncreación f de nuevos productos
product liability Nresponsabilidad f del fabricante
product line Nlínea f de productos
product manager Nproduct manager mf
product placement Nemplazamiento m
product range Ngama f de productos
product research Ninvestigación f del producto
product specification Ndescripción f del producto

product

[ˈprɒdʌkt]
n
(= manufactured item) → produit m
consumer products → produits de consommation
to be a product of [time, events] [person] → être le produit de
We are all products of our time → Nous sommes tous le produit de notre époque.
(= end result) → produit m
the product of a merger of two banks → le produit d'une fusion entre deux banques
modif [design, development, endorsement, launch] → de produit; [innovation] → de produit

product

nProdukt nt, → Erzeugnis nt; (fig: = result, also Math, Chem) → Produkt nt; food productsNahrungsmittel pl; product placementProduktplacement nt

product

[ˈprɒdʌkt] n (also) (Math) → prodotto (fig) → frutto

produce

(prəˈdjuːs) verb
1. to bring out. She produced a letter from her pocket.
2. to give birth to. A cow produces one or two calves a year.
3. to cause. His joke produced a shriek of laughter from the children.
4. to make or manufacture. The factory produces furniture.
5. to give or yield. The country produces enough food for the population.
6. to arrange and prepare (a theatre performance, film, television programme etc). The play was produced by Henry Dobson.
(ˈprodjuːs) noun
something that is produced, especially crops, eggs, milk etc from farms. agricultural/farm produce.
proˈducer noun
a person who produces a play, film, etc, but is usually not responsible for instructing the actors.
product (ˈprodəkt) noun
1. a result. The plan was the product of hours of thought.
2. something manufactured. The firm manufactures metal products.
3. the result of multiplying one number by another. The product of 9 and 2 is 18.
proˈduction (-ˈdakʃən) noun
1. the act or process of producing something. car-production; The production of the film cost a million dollars.
2. the amount produced, especially of manufactured goods. The new methods increased production.
3. a particular performance, or set of repeated performances, of a play etc. I prefer this production of `Hamlet' to the one I saw two years ago.
proˈductive (-ˈdaktiv) adjective
(negative unproductive) producing a lot; fruitful. productive land; Our discussion was not very productive.
productivity (prodəkˈtivəti) noun
the rate or efficiency of work especially in industrial production.

product

نِتَاج výrobek produkt Produkt προϊόν producto tuote produit proizvod prodotto 製品 제품 product produkt produkt produto продукт produkt ผลผลิต ürün sản phẩm 产品

prod·uct

n. producto; resultado, efecto.

product

n producto
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An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.
Heat, however, will melt the proudest head and reduce to fiddling strings the finest product of the waving- pin; so anxious mothers were stationed over their offspring, waving palm-leaf fans, it having been decided that the supreme instant when the town clock struck ten should be the one chosen for releasing the prisoners from their self-imposed tortures.
Put this and that together, my tender pupil,' returned the wary Mowcher, touching her nose, 'work it by the rule of Secrets in all trades, and the product will give you the desired result.
To whom thus MICHAEL; These are the product Of those ill-mated Marriages thou saw'st; Where good with bad were matcht, who of themselves Abhor to joyn; and by imprudence mixt, Produce prodigious Births of bodie or mind.
The principle of buying laborforce in the cheapest market and selling its product in the dearest has done much to make Englishmen--what they are.
It was the natural output of a mind that had been led to assemble just the right materials for such a product.
She is the product of an Alchemy of such virtue that he who is able to practise it, will turn her into pure gold of inestimable worth.
We see, therefore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes of production and of exchange.
had been chartered by a syndicate of wealthy manufacturers, equipped with a laboratory and a staff of scientists, and sent out to search for some natural product which the manufacturers who footed the bills had been importing from South America at an enormous cost.
The brigadier-general was free to mentally confess that, of all the eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable to this product of the exact sciences.
This cruelty was so affected, so purposely made up, so completely a product of the brain, of books, that I could not even keep it up a minute--first I dashed away to avoid seeing her, and then in shame and despair rushed after Liza.
The product of their fishing, however, was very scanty.

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