from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something produced in the making of something else.
  • n. A secondary result; a side effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A secondary or additional product; something produced, as in the course of a manufacture, in addition to the principal product.


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