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@christianp I'd probably argue that "product" has a more general meaning in mathematics, even at school level (A level anyway). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_(mathematics)#Products_in_linear_algebra

More abstractly, associativity holds for semigroups and people talk about products there, too.

@pkra I didn't know you had maths A level!

Yes, 'doing sums' is often used to mean any calculation.

@christianp indeed, I do. Good to know that my British English is not completely out of date (yet).

Christian Lawson-Perfect@christianp@mathstodon.xyz@pkra yeah, that's unfortunate, because it's such an overloaded term. If I say 'products', then a large portion of my readers will assume it doesn't include sums