- 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.
- the result obtained by multiplying two or more quantities together.
- intersection(def 3a).
Origin of product
- 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
- the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc
- Also called: set product another name for intersection (def. 3)
- See Cartesian product
Word Origin and History for subproduct
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.
- Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.
- A substance resulting from a chemical reaction.
- A number or quantity obtained by multiplication. For example, the product of 3 and 7 is 21.