by-product definition

  • noun:
    • another product; one thing made incidentally during creation of another thing.
    • A side result.
    • another or extra item; anything produced, such as this course of a manufacture, aside from the major product.
    • a second or additional item; one thing produced, such as this course of a process or make, as well as the principal item or product: as, wood-tar is gotten as a by-product within the destructive distillation of timber for manufacture of wood-vinegar or wood-spirit.
    • something made during make of another thing
    • a secondary and quite often unanticipated effect
    • a product made during manufacture of another thing
    • a second and often unforeseen effect

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