product
n
1 something produced by effort, or some mechanical or industrial process
2 the result of some natural process
3 a result or consequence
4 a substance formed in a chemical reaction
a the result of the multiplication of two or more numbers, quantities, etc.
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Cartesian product (C15: from Latin productum (something) produced, from producere to bring forth)
by-product
n
1 a secondary or incidental product of a manufacturing process
Cartesian product
n (Maths, logic) the set of all ordered pairs of members of two given sets. The product AxB is the set of all pairs <lab> a, b <rab> where a is a member of A and b is a member of B, (Also called)
cross product
cross product
n (Maths)
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vector product
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Cartesian product
dot product
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scalar product
end product
n the final result or outcome of a process, series, endeavour, etc., esp. in manufacturing
fission product
n a nuclide produced either directly by nuclear fission or by the radioactive decay of such a nuclide
global product
n a commercial product, such as Coca Cola, that is marketed throughout the world under the same brand name
gross domestic product
n the total value of all goods and services produced domestically by a nation during a year. It is equivalent to gross national product minus net investment incomes from foreign nations, (Abbrev.)
GDP
gross national product
n the total value of all final goods and services produced annually by a nation, (Abbrev.)
GNP
net domestic product
n (Economics) the gross domestic product minus an allowance for the depreciation of capital goods, (Abbrev.)
NDP
net national product
n gross national product minus an allowance for the depreciation of capital goods, (Abbrev.)
NNP
partial product
n the result obtained when a number is multiplied by one digit of a multiplier
product differentiation
n (Commerce) the real or illusory distinction between competing products in a market
product liability
n the liability to the public of a manufacturer or trader for selling a faulty product
product life cycle
n (Marketing) the four stages (introduction, growth, maturity, and decline) into one of which the sales of a product fall during its market life
product line
n (Marketing) a group of related products marketed by the same company
product placement
n the practice of a company paying for its product to be placed in a prominent position in a film or television programme as a form of advertising
scalar product
n the product of two vectors to form a scalar, whose value is the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the cosine of the angle between them. Written: A•B or AB
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vector product (Also called)
dot product
vector product
n the product of two vectors that is a pseudovector, whose magnitude is the product of the magnitudes of the given vectors and the sine of the angle between them. Its axis is perpendicular to the plane of the given vectors. Written: AxB or A<conj>B
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scalar product (Also called)
cross product