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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.
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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]
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spin-off

n (= side-product)Nebenprodukt nt; spin-off effectFolgewirkung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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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References in classic literature ?
Usually, too, each exchange was an off-shoot of some other wire-using business.
Could I only get my legs on to the lowest of the giant off-shoots, then it would be strange indeed if I could not make my way to the top.
There were three excellent off-shoots, like huge rungs of a ladder, above my head, and a tangle of convenient branches beyond, so that I clambered onwards with such speed that I soon lost sight of the ground and had nothing but foliage beneath me.
An off-shoot of this was also set up for neighbouring dogs in Newport in 2016.
There are opportunities to do a bit of scrambling and a little off-shoot through the woods, as well as the added excitement of a 19th century tunnel to explore.
The off-shoot sister museum of York Railway Museum at Shildon is also very impressive.
The case was an off-shoot of a massive pension scam in which Rs283.44 million were embezzled.
It merits to mentioning here that this case was an off-shoot of a massive pension scam in which Rs 283.442 million were embezzled, said NAB-KP spokesperson.
After the incident, the police announced that it arrested 12 alleged members of the "Vanguards of Hasm" group, which is believed to be an off-shoot of the original Hasm group.
Galgalatz, an off-shoot of Galei Tzahal, a radio station run by the Israel Defense Forces, is one of the country's most popular broadcasters.
M2 PHARMA-March 20, 2017-Uni of Oxford off-shoot NightstaRx starts novel clinical phase I/II trials for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
SUKKUR -- Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah on Sunday said that, "Pakistan People's Party Party (PPP) is not an off-shoot of any martial law regime."