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by-productnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbaɪˌprɒdʌkt/ us  
PRODUCTION something that is produced as a result of making something else: a by-product of sth Selenium is a by-product of copper refining. oil/animal/chemical by-products
something not expected or not intended that happens as a result of something else: a by-product of sth Higher than expected tax revenues were a by-product of the booming economy.
(Definition of by-product from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by-product”
in Chinese (Simplified) 副产品, 附带产生的后果…
in Turkish yan ürün…
in Russian побочный продукт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 副産品, 附帶産生的後果…
in Polish produkt uboczny…
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