Other forms: products

When you start making something, the result is a product. Most products are offered for sale, like dairy products at the grocery store or kitchen products at Macy's.

The word product is often a synonym for "merchandise" — the stuff for sale on the racks and shelves at a store. But a product can also simply be the result or consequence of someone's efforts or a set of circumstances. A good report card is the product of hard work. You are the product of your parent's relationship. And an aging hippie who still wears bell bottoms may be described as a product of the sixties.

Definitions of product
  1. noun
    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    “they improve their product every year”
    synonyms: production
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    book, volume
    physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
    by-product, byproduct, spin-off
    a product made during the manufacture of something else
    something that can be provided as the product of development
    end product, output
    final product; the things produced
    brainchild, inspiration
    a product of your creative thinking and work
    an object worked on; a result produced by working
    product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    newspaper, paper
    the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
    output, outturn, turnout
    what is produced in a given time period
    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
    fruit, yield
    an amount of a product
    film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
    a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
    coffee-table book
    an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
    the output of something in a season
    a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
    follow-up, followup
    a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
    handcraft, handicraft, handiwork, handwork
    a work produced by hand labor
    hardback, hardcover
    a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
    work made of iron (gratings or rails or railings etc)
    a record book as a physical object
    work consisting of (or resembling) lace fabric
    a decorative work made of wood and covered with lacquer and often inlaid with ivory or precious metals
    work made of leather
    chef-d'oeuvre, masterpiece
    the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
    the metal parts of something
    a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
    body of work, oeuvre, work
    the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
    ornamental work (such as embroidery or latticework) having a pattern of openings
    order book
    a book in which customers' orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order
    paper-back book, paperback, paperback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, softback, softback book
    a book with paper covers
    picture book
    a book consisting chiefly of pictures
    a piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors
    decorative work made of silver
    sketch block, sketch pad, sketchbook
    a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn
    output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)
    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
    caning, wicker, wickerwork
    work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
    work made of wood; especially moldings or stairways or furniture
    work in progress
    a piece of work that is not yet finished
    work consisting of a piece of metal being machined
    a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda
    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
    a movie that is made to be shown on television
    feature, feature film
    the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
    final cut
    the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
    home movie
    a film made at home by an amateur photographer
    collage film
    a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
    coming attraction
    a movie that is advertised to draw customers
    a movie featuring shooting and violence
    short subject
    a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
    docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment
    a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
    cinema verite
    a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
    film noir
    a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
    skin flick
    a pornographic movie
    rough cut
    the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
    silent movie, silent picture, silents
    a movie without a soundtrack
    slow motion
    a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
    talkie, talking picture
    a movie with synchronized speech and singing
    3-D, 3D, three-D
    a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
    musical, musical comedy, musical theater
    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
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    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
  2. noun
    commodities offered for sale
    “that store offers a variety of products
    synonyms: merchandise, ware
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    cargo, consignment, freight, lading, load, loading, payload, shipment
    goods carried by a large vehicle
    goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
    an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles
    any product that can be sold without a brand name
    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
    business line, line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line
    a particular kind of product or merchandise
    an item of merchandise offered for sale
    a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents
    merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    dreck, schlock, shlock
    merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
    software package, software product
    merchandise consisting of a computer program that is offered for sale
    inventory, stock
    the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    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
    drawing card, leader, loss leader
    a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
    generic drug
    when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees
    an auxiliary line of merchandise
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    commodity, good, trade good
    articles of commerce
  3. noun
    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”
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    consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  4. noun
    a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction
    “a product of lime and nitric acid”
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    a product of hydrolysis
    the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
    the product of percolation
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    chemical, chemical substance
    material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  5. noun
    a quantity obtained by multiplication
    “the product of 2 and 3 is 6”
    synonyms: mathematical product
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    the product of all the integers up to and including a given integer
    the product of a quantity by an integer
    a quantity that is twice as great as another
    a quantity that is three times as great as another
    a quantity that is four times as great as another
    lcm, least common multiple, lowest common multiple
    the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers
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    the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
  6. noun
    the set of elements common to two or more sets
    synonyms: Cartesian product, intersection
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    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used




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