Simple Definition of by–product
: something that is produced during the production or destruction of something else
: something that happens as a result of something else
Full Definition of by–product
1 : something produced in a usually industrial or biological process in addition to the principal product
2 : a secondary and sometimes unexpected or unintended result
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Definition of by–product for Students
: something produced (as in manufacturing) in addition to the main product
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