by- the adv. BY used attrib. and entering into composition with a sb. in the senses ‘lying or situated at one side’, ‘out of the way’, ‘running alongside and apart’, ‘devious’, as by-path, by-way (XIV), ‘collateral’, ‘side-’, as by-play, by-product (XIX), ‘additional’, ‘subsidiary’, as by-name (XIV), by-election (XIX).
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