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BY-PRODUCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does by-product mean? 

BY-PRODUCT (noun)
  The noun BY-PRODUCT has 2 senses:

1. a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
2. a product made during the manufacture of something else

  Familiarity information: BY-PRODUCT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BY-PRODUCT (noun)


Sense 1by-product [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

by-product; byproduct

Hypernyms ("by-product" is a kind of...):

consequence; effect; event; issue; outcome; result; upshot (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "by-product"):

epiphenomenon (a secondary phenomenon that is a by-product of another phenomenon)


Sense 2by-product [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A product made during the manufacture of something else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

spin-off; by-product; byproduct

Hypernyms ("by-product" is a kind of...):

product; production (an artifact that has been created by someone or some process)


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