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by-product (consequence)

Definition:

a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

by-products

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

byproduct

Etymology:

bye + product
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of by-product...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

By-product

a secondary product derived from a manufacturing process or chemical reaction. It's not the primary product or service being produced. In the context of production, a by-product can be defined as the 'output from a joint production process that is... (40 of 596 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/By-product

Collins Dictionary:

by-product

a secondary or incidental product of a manufacturing process | a side effect (12 of 420 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/by-product

Merriam-Webster:

by-product | coproduct [sense-specific] | derivate [synonym, sense-specific] | derivation [synonym, sense-specific] | offshoot [synonym, sense-specific] | outgrowth [synonym, sense-specific] | spin-off [synonym, sense-specific] | origin [antonym, sense-specific] | root [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

something produced in a usually industrial or biological process in addition to the principal product | a secondary and sometimes unexpected or ... (21 of 101 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/by-product

Oxford Dictionary:

by-product

an incidental or secondary product made in the manufacture or synthesis of something else | an unintended but inevitable secondary result (20 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/by--product

Macmillan British Dictionary:

by-product [countable] | by-products [plural]

a product that is made as a result of making another product | something that is not intended or has not been planned but happens as a result of ... (28 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/by-product

Cambridge Dictionary:

by-product

something that is produced as a result of making something else, or something unexpected that happens as a result of something (21 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/by-product

Random House Dictionary:

by-product

a secondary or incidental product, as in a process of manufacture. | the result of another action, often unforeseen or unintended. (20 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/by-product

Wiktionary:

by-product | by-products [plural] | byproduct [sense-specific]

A secondary product; something made incidentally during the production of something else. | A side effect. (15 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/by-product

American Heritage Dictionary:

byproduct | by-product [sense-specific]

Something produced in the making of something else. | A secondary result; a side effect. (14 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/byproduct

New World Dictionary:

byproduct | by-product

anything produced in the course of making another thing; secondary or incidental product or result (15 of 19 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/byproduct

Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197129​/event

Encarta Dictionary:

byproduct | byproducts [plural]

something produced as a secondary result of the manufacture or production of something else, often something useful or commercially valuable | ... (20 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593824​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

by-product | by-products [plural]

Origin: bye + product

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/by-product

by | bys [plural]

Origin: Old English ("being near").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/by

product

Origin: Latin prōductus, perfect participle of prōdūcō, first attested in English in the mathematics sense.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/product

Online Etymology:

byproduct

Origin: also by-product; 1857, from "by-" + "product".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=byproduct

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

by-product [countable] | by-products [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "by-product"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/by-product

Cambridge Dictionary:

by-product

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "by-product"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "by-product"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/by-product

the Free Dictionary:

by-product

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "by-product"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "by-product"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "by-product" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/by-product

byproduct

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "byproduct"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "byproduct"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/byproduct

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

by-product

Audio: North American pronunciation of "by-product"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=by pro​01 word=by-product

Macmillan American Dictionary:

byproduct [countable] | byproducts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "byproduct"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/byproduct

Google Dictionary:

byproduct

Audio: English pronunciation of "byproduct"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=byproduct

YourDictionary Audio:

byproduct

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "byproduct" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/byproduct

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