What does byproduct mean?

byproduct meaning in Law Dictionary

additional result, unintended but inevitably produced in performing or producing another thing.

byproduct meaning in Business Dictionary

result other than the main product(s) of a commercial procedure, particularly sawdust or woodchips produced in processing lumber. Unlike joint-products, byproducts have reduced value in comparison to the key product(s) and will be discarded or sold in a choice of their particular original state, or after additional handling.

byproduct meaning in General Dictionary

a second and sometimes unforeseen outcome

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  • an item made during the make of something different

Sentence Examples with the word byproduct

His own literary work, nearly all of which originally appeared in its pages - sermons, stories, travels, poems - was only a byproduct of a busy life.

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