What does by-product mean?

by-product meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition byproduct; 1857, from by + item.


by-product meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Any product which hails from but less in price than another item from exact same source.


by-product meaning in General Dictionary

something made during the manufacture of something else

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  • a secondary and quite often unanticipated consequence
  • another or additional item; anything produced, like in the course of a make, aside from the key product.

by-product meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A secondary or extra product; one thing produced, like in the course of a manufacture, aside from the major item.


Sentence Examples with the word by-product

Some attention is also being given to the manufacture of alcohol for power purposes in Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines; and in Cuba, from the molasses produced as a by-product in the sugar refineries.

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