by-product

noun
by-prod·​uct | \-ˌprä-(ˌ)dəkt \

Definition of by-product 

1 : something produced in a usually industrial or biological process in addition to the principal product a chemical by-product of the oil-refining process

2 : a secondary and sometimes unexpected or unintended result The loss of jobs is an unfortunate by-product of technological advancements in the industry.

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Synonyms

derivate, derivation, derivative, offshoot, outgrowth, spin-off

Antonyms

origin, root, source

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First Known Use of by-product

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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by-product

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English Language Learners 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

by-product

noun
by-prod·​uct | \ˈbī-ˌprä-dəkt\

Kids Definition of by-product

: something produced (as in manufacturing) in addition to the main product

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