From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishproductprod‧uct /ˈprɒdʌkt $ ˈprɑː-/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]TIMAKE something that is grown or made in a factory in large quantities, usually in order to be soldagricultural/dairy/software etc products consumer products such as VCRs The London factory assembles the finished product. He works in marketing and product development.2 → the product of something3 [countable] technicalHMN the number you get by multiplying two or more numbers in mathematics4 [countable]HCC something that is produced through a natural or chemical process Hemoglobin is a product of red blood cells.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + producta commercial productThey help firms turn good ideas into commercial products.a consumer product (=one that is bought by the public)Demand for consumer products has increased.household productsDo you know what chemicals are in household products such as washing powder and paint?beauty/hair productsShe doesn’t buy beauty products that have been tested on animals.dairy/milk productsSome people are allergic to dairy products.meat productsmeat products like sausages, pies and burgersthe finished productThe quality of the finished product is all-important.product + NOUNproduct developmentThe money will be used to fund product development.a product range/line (=the range of things that a company makes and sells)We want to broaden the company’s product line. THESAURUSproduct noun [countable] something that is made or produced in large quantities, usually in order to be soldconsumer products such as mobile phonesdairy productsgoods noun [plural] things that are produced in order to be sold, especially for use in the homeThey sell furniture and other household goods.electrical goodswhite goods (=large electrical goods used in the home such as washing machines and refrigerators)commodity noun [countable] formal a type of product or raw material that can be bought and sold – used especially about basic food products, metals, and fuelsThe decline in prices for agricultural commodities made the economic situation worse.All metal was a valuable commodity and was rarely wasted.merchandise noun [uncountable] formal things that are being sold, especially in shopsCustomers are not allowed to handle the merchandise.Sales of books, videos, and other merchandise have increased.wares noun [plural] written things that are offered for sale, especially in a market or on the streetIn the market, the traders began selling their wares.Merchants brought their wares from all over the world.export noun [countable often plural] a product that is sent to a foreign country in order to be soldUS exports rose to $11.935 billion.At the moment, oil is their biggest export.import noun [countable often plural] goods that are brought from one country into another to be sold thereThe UK clothing industry cannot compete with foreign imports on price.
Examples from the Corpusproduct• There was a ban on meat pies, gelatine, and other British beef products.• a new range of skin-care products• I'm allergic to dairy products.• But his aides stress that the final product, while reflecting the input of dozens of others, is predominately Clinton.• There is less demand now for products like coal and steel.• On this basis, by about 1996, sales of electronic information products will be generating more revenue than sales of books.• The new product took more than three years to develop before being put on the market.• We spend a lot of money on product development.• None of our products are tested on animals.• The company manufactures and delivers paper and paper products.• If not detected and corrected this error would have priced the said products out of the market.• Several additional features can now be added like colour or photographs and the product starts to take on a more professional look.• That would be another major breakthrough, offering a huge distribution channel for the product.• Graphically, the intersection of the supply curve and the demand curve for the product will indicate the equilibrium point.• They enlighten us on the mystery, we are grateful to them, we trust them and then we buy their product.• The bill will restrict the advertising of tobacco products.the finished product• The Anarak Adventure state that if you are not completely knocked out by the finished product there will be no charge!!• These formulas and the labels for the finished products must be approved.• Students will take home the finished products.• Trim the cutting of the finished product to the correct size.• The quality of the finished products should at least match the standards of comparable outside bodies.• Other people are bringing in ideas and they are rewarded with commission rather than a free sample of the finished product.• A greater emphasis is likely to be placed on the finished product.• But manufacturing was not enough; he needed missionaries to peddle the finished product.From Longman Business Dictionaryproductprod‧uct /ˈprɒdʌktˈprɑː-/ noun1[countable]COMMERCE something useful and intended to be sold that comes from nature or is made in a factoryDistributors for Amway sell numerous products, including cleaning and personal-care products.Companies must be able to launch new products (=introduce them) quickly and alter existing ones.SL Industries designs, manufactures and distributes engineered products.There were thought to be no safety problems, but the company decided to withdraw the product (=no longer make it available) so the incidents could be investigated.2milk/steel/tobacco/wood etc products products made from milk etcCorning produces glass fiber and other specialty glass products.petroleum products3[countable]COMMERCE a serviceThe bank offers products such as cash management and short-term loans.4[uncountable]COMMERCE products in generalHe needed $6,000 more a month to invest in inventory, but didn’t have it. As a result he couldn’t keep enough product on the shelf. → commercial product → commodity product → consumer product → copycat product → core product → derivative product → entry-level product → financial product → generic product → gross product → high-end product → high-tech product → home product → household product → industrial product → insurance product → investment product → low-end product → me-too product → proprietary product → value-added productOrigin product (1400-1500) Latin productum, from the past participle of producere; → PRODUCE1