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by-product

noun [C] uk   /ˈbaɪˌprɒd.ʌkt/  us   /-ˌprɑː.dəkt/
something that is produced as a result of making something else, or something unexpected that happens as a result of something: Buttermilk is a by-product of making butter. Illness is one of the by-products of overcrowded housing.
Translations of “by-product”
in Chinese (Traditional) 副産品, 附帶産生的後果…
in Russian побочный продукт…
in Turkish yan ürün…
in Chinese (Simplified) 副产品, 附带产生的后果…
in Polish produkt uboczny…
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