Definition of product noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɒdʌkt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːdʌkt//
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  1. 1  [countable, uncountable] a thing that is grown or produced, usually for sale dairy/meat/pharmaceutical, etc. products investment in product development to launch a new product on to the market (business) We need new product to sell (= a new range of products). Synonymsproductgoods commodity merchandise produceThese are all words for things that are produced to be sold.product a thing that is produced or grown, usually to be sold:to create/​develop/​launch a new productgoods things that are produced to be sold:cotton/​leather goods electrical goodscommodity (economics) a product or raw material that can be bought and sold, especially between countries:rice, flour and other basic commoditiesmerchandise [U] goods that are bought or sold; things that you can buy that are connected with or advertise a particular event or organization:official Olympic merchandisegoods or merchandise?Choose goods if the emphasis is on what the product is made of or what it is for:leather/​household goods. Choose merchandise if the emphasis is less on the product itself and more on its brand or the fact of buying/​selling it.produce [U] things that have been grown or made, especially things connected with farming:We sell only fresh local produce.Patterns consumer/​industrial products/​goods/​commodities household products/​goods farm products/​produce luxury products/​goods/​commodities to sell/​market a product/​goods/​a commodity/​merchandise/​produce to export a product/​goods/​a commodity/​merchandise to buy/​purchase a product/​goods/​a commodity/​merchandise/​produce CollocationsBusinessRunning a business buy/​acquire/​own/​sell a company/​firm/​franchise set up/​establish/​start/​start up/​launch a business/​company run/​operate a business/​company/​franchise head/​run a firm/​department/​team make/​secure/​win/​block a deal expand/​grow/​build the business boost/​increase investment/​spending/​sales/​turnover/​earnings/​exports/​trade increase/​expand production/​output/​sales boost/​maximize production/​productivity/​efficiency/​income/​revenue/​profit/​profitability achieve/​maintain/​sustain growth/​profitability cut/​reduce/​bring down/​lower/​slash costs/​prices announce/​impose/​make cuts/​cutbacksSales and marketing break into/​enter/​capture/​dominate the market gain/​grab/​take/​win/​boost/​lose market share find/​build/​create a market for something start/​launch an advertising/​a marketing campaign develop/​launch/​promote a product/​website create/​generate demand for your product attract/​get/​retain/​help customers/​clients drive/​generate/​boost/​increase demand/​sales beat/​keep ahead of/​out-think/​outperform the competition meet/​reach/​exceed/​miss sales targetsFinance draw up/​set/​present/​agree/​approve a budget keep to/​balance/​cut/​reduce/​slash the budget be/​come in below/​under/​over/​within budget generate income/​revenue/​profit/​funds/​business fund/​finance a campaign/​a venture/​an expansion/​spending/​a deficit provide/​raise/​allocate capital/​funds attract/​encourage investment/​investors recover/​recoup costs/​losses/​an investment get/​obtain/​offer somebody/​grant somebody credit/​a loan apply for/​raise/​secure/​arrange/​provide financeFailure lose business/​trade/​customers/​sales/​revenue accumulate/​accrue/​incur/​run up debts suffer/​sustain enormous/​heavy/​serious losses face cuts/​a deficit/​redundancy/​bankruptcy file for/ (North American English) enter/​avoid/​escape bankruptcy (British English) go into administration/​liquidation liquidate/​wind up a company survive/​weather a recession/​downturn propose/​seek/​block/​oppose a merger launch/​make/​accept/​defeat a takeover bid see also end product, gross national product See related entries: Online shopping, Running a business, Marketing
  2. 2  [countable] a thing produced during a natural, chemical or industrial process the products of the reaction see also by-product, waste product
  3. 3[countable] product of something a person or thing that is the result of something The child is the product of a broken home.
  4. 4[countable, uncountable] a cream, jelly or liquid that you put on your hair or skin to make it look better This product can be used on wet or dry hair. Don’t put too much product on your skin.
  5. 5(mathematics) [countable] a quantity obtained by multiplying one number by another The product of 21 and 16 is 336.
  6. Word Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce noun Word Origin late Middle English (as a mathematical term): from Latin productum ‘something produced’, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of producere ‘bring forth’, from pro- ‘forward’ + ducere ‘to lead’.Extra examples Ensure you have adequate product descriptions. It’s hard to find a competing product that is as compelling. Ken uses the very best styling products for Jessica’s fine hair. Like many of his generation, he was a product of Japan’s obsession with technology. Most companies haven’t tested their products on humans yet. Our research enables companies to customize and tailor products to suit individual tastes. She is president of product management. The company is diversifying its product mix to attract new customers. The group says it will introduce nine new products before the end of the year. They offer a range of niche products online. They produce a product that meets the customer’s quality requirements. They put a lot of time and money into packaging products. This new catalogue showcases our product. Those who used the products were generally satisfied with the quality. We are expanding the product line-up. We are introducing premium products to all our clients. We are using a lot of outside agencies to help us do product placement. We have a good product, but it needs to be marketed better. a wide range of beauty products agencies giving out promotional products an athlete who endorses a product an expensive specialty product cigarettes and other tobacco products everyday household products for those still concerned about product safety non-toxic cleaning products products offered by our insurance companies short product life cycles the company’s flagship product the company’s new product offerings the manufacture of chocolate from cocoa bean to the finished product the most successful new product launches of 2003 the people who create and deliver the products and services the right product in the right place at the right time We need new product to sell. meat/​pharmaceutical products to create/​develop/​launch a new product
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