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by·prod·uct

or by-prod·uct  (bī′prŏd′əkt)
n.
1. Something produced in the making of something else.
2. A secondary result; a side effect.

by-product

n
1. a secondary or incidental product of a manufacturing process
2. a side effect

by′-prod`uct



n.
1. a secondary or incidental product, as in a process of manufacture.
2. the result of another action.
[1900–05]

by-prod·uct

(bī′prŏd′əkt)
Something produced in the process of making something else. For example, when plants produce carbohydrates by photosynthesis, oxygen is released as a by-product: Asphalt and paraffin are by-products of the process of refining crude oil into gasoline.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.by-product - a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
epiphenomenon - a secondary phenomenon that is a by-product of another phenomenon
2.by-product - a product made during the manufacture of something else
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
Translations

by-product

[ˈbaɪˌprɒdəkt] N (Chem etc) → subproducto m, derivado m (fig) → consecuencia f, resultado m

by-product

[ˈbaɪˌprɒdʌkt] n (Chem) → sottoprodotto (fig) → conseguenza

by

(bai) preposition
1. next to; near; at the side of. by the door; He sat by his sister.
2. past. going by the house.
3. through; along; across. We came by the main road.
4. used (in the passive voice) to show the person or thing which performs an action. struck by a stone.
5. using. He's going to contact us by letter; We travelled by train.
6. from; through the means of. I met her by chance; by post.
7. (of time) not later than. by 6 o'clock.
8. during the time of.
9. to the extent of. taller by ten centimetres.
10. used to give measurements etc. 4 metres by 2 metres.
11. in quantities of. fruit sold by the kilo.
12. in respect of. a teacher by profession.
adverb
1. near. They stood by and watched.
2. past. A dog ran by.
3. aside; away. money put by for an emergency.
ˈbygones: let bygones be bygones
to forgive and forget past causes of ill-feeling.
ˈbypass noun
a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area. Take the bypass round the city.
verb
to avoid (a place) by taking such a road.
ˈby-product noun
something obtained or formed during the making of something else. Coal tar is a by-product of the process of obtaining gas from coal.
ˈbystander noun
a person who watches but does not take part.
by and by
after a short time. By and by, everyone went home.
by and large
mostly; all things considered. Things are going quite well, by and large.
by oneself
1. alone. He was standing by himself at the bus-stop.
2. without anyone else's help. He did the job (all) by himself.
by the way
incidentally. By the way, have you a moment to spare?

by is used for forms of transport: by train ; by aeroplane ; by land ; by sea

by-product

n. subproducto.
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