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See also: produc't
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒd.əkt/
- (General American) enPR: prŏd′əkt, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑd.əkt/
- Hyphenation: prod‧uct
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- Rhymes: -ʌkt
- (countable, uncountable) A commodity offered for sale.
- (cosmetics, uncountable) Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
- Wash excess product out of your hair.
- Anything that is produced; a result.
- The product of last month's quality standards committee is quite good, even though the process was flawed.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book XI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554, lines 683-84:
- To whom thus Michael: These are the product / Of those ill-mated marriages thou sawest;
- 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 The colossus of science was not the first king of reason, Keynes wrote after reading Newton’s unpublished manuscripts.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”.
- The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.
- 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.
- (chemistry) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
- This is a product of lime and nitric acid.
- (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.
- (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.
- 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.
- (US, slang) Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
- I got some product here – you buying?
- 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.
commodity for sale
amount created by a process
consequence of efforts
result of chemical reaction
any tangible output
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
- addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) + (summand) = (sum, total)
- subtraction: (minuend) − (subtrahend) = (difference)
- multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product)
- division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend
- (before 1996) produkt
- bruto binnenlands product
- bruto nationaal product
- netto binnenlands product
- netto nationaal product
- Afrikaans: produk