Therefore, in the previous version of the definition
"Compounding (sometimes also called composition) may be defined as a process whereby two or more lexical items (including nouns, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions) are combined to form a new complex word. The product, traditionally called a compound, functions grammatically and semantically as a single unit. "
the use of 'the' before 'product' was incorrect? It should be "A product, traditionally called a compound, functions..."?