Meaning of BY-PRODUCT in English

BY-PRODUCT

also byproduct

( by-products)

1.

A by-product is something which is produced during the manufacture or processing of another product.

The raw material for the tyre is a by-product of petrol refining.

N-COUNT : oft N of n

2.

Something that is a by-product of an event or situation happens as a result of it, although it is usually not expected or planned.

A by-product of their meeting was the release of these fourteen men.

= side-effect

N-COUNT : oft N of n

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