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Reagent vs Product - What's the difference?

reagent | product |

As nouns the difference between reagent and product

is that reagent is while product is a commodity offered for sale.



Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • (chemistry) A compound or mixture of compounds used to treat materials, samples, other compounds or reactants in a laboratory or sometimes an industrial setting.
  • Derived terms

    * Benedict's reagent * Brady's reagent * Edman's reagent * Ehrlich's reagent * Froehde reagent * Grignard reagent * Kovac's reagent * Liebermann reagent * Melzer's reagent * Molisch's reagent * Sanger's reagent * van Urk reagent


    * (l), (l) Chemical reagents ----




  • A commodity offered for sale.
  • Any preparation to be applied to the hair, skin, nails, etc.
  • Anything that is produced; a result.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • the product of those ill-mated marriages.
  • * (Edmund Burke) (1729-1797)
  • These institutions are the products of enthusiasm.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-21, volume=411, issue=8892, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • # The amount of an artifact that has been created by someone or some process.
  • # A consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.
  • # (label) A chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction.
  • # (arithmetic) A quantity obtained by multiplication of two or more numbers.
  • # (label) Any operation or a result thereof which generalises multiplication of numbers, like the multiplicative operation in a ring, product of types or a categorical product.
  • # Any tangible or intangible good or service that is a result of a process and that is intended for delivery to a customer or end user.
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  • Illegal drugs, especially cocaine, when viewed as a commodity.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "product": excellent, good, great, inferior, crappy, broken, defective, cheap, expensive, reliable, safe, dangerous, useful, valuable, useless, domestic, national, agricultural, industrial, financial.


    * (items for sale) merchandise, wares, goods * (amount created by a process) production, output, creation

    Derived terms

    * by-product * categorical product * end product * finished product * gross domestic product, gross national product * product placement * product recall

    See also

    * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend ----