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spin·off

or spin-off  (spĭn′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1.
a. A divestiture by a corporation of a division or subsidiary by issuing to stockholders shares in a new company set up to continue the operations of the division or subsidiary.
b. The new company formed by such a divestiture.
2. Something, such as a product, that is derived from something larger and more or less unrelated; a byproduct.
3. Something derived from an earlier work, such as a television show starring a character who had a popular minor role in another show.

spin′-off`

or spin′off`,



n.
1. a by-product of something preexisting, as a program of research or technological development.
2. a media product, as a television series, based on an idea or character in a preexisting product.
3. the transfer to corporate stockholders of the stock of a subsidiary or newly acquired company.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spin-off - a product made during the manufacture of something else
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
Translations

spin-off

[ˈspɪnɒf] N (Comm) (= product) → derivado m, producto m secundario; (= secondary effect) → consecuencia f indirecta; (= incidental benefit) → beneficio m incidental, beneficio m indirecto

spin-off

n (= side-product)Nebenprodukt nt; spin-off effectFolgewirkung f

spin-off

[ˈspɪnˌɒf] n (Tech, Industry) → applicazione f secondaria; (product) → prodotto secondario
this TV series is a spin-off from the famous film → questa serie televisiva è ispirata al famoso film
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We expect that post spin offs Lucent will continue to produce EBITDA-to-interest and debt-to-EBITDA of greater than 13 times and 1.
This rating action is the result of Lucent's announcement to spin off its microelectronics business.
Management of LS Capital believes that spin offs of subsidiaries in a manner akin to the JVWeb spin off offer an excellent means for maximizing the value of such subsidiaries and providing to LS Capital liquidity with respect to LS Capital's investment in such subsidiaries.