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noun [countable]     byproduct pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a product that is made as a result of making another product
    byproduct of:

    the byproducts of petroleum refining

  2. 2
    something not intended or planned that happens as a result of another situation or something that you do
    byproduct of:

    An increase in crime is the byproduct of poverty and unemployment.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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