Definition of "byproduct" []

  • Something produced in the making of something else. (noun)
  • A secondary result; a side effect. (noun)
  • A secondary or incidental product of a manufacturing process (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A side effect (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "byproduct" in a sentence
  • "Poor chemistry was a byproduct from the combined $66.5 million contracts given to cornerback Drayton Florence and wide receiver Jerry Porter, who didn't play up to their salaries, causing resentment among some veterans."
  • "The second byproduct is of course oxygen – hence the name ‘Air Tree’!"
  • "It would be a start to running cleaner city buses, it would recycle a useful byproduct from the school cafeterias that the School District is currently paying to remove."
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