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aftermarket

[af-ter-mahr-kit, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌmɑr kɪt, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
the market for replacement parts, accessories, and equipment for the care or enhancement of the original product, especially an automobile, after its sale to the consumer:
The company holds a large share in the automotive radio aftermarket.
2.
any additional market created by a product after the primary market:
Television is the perfect aftermarket for old movies.
3.
Stock Exchange. secondary market.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; after + market
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Examples from the web for aftermarket
  • Car cams are also showing up in the auto aftermarket.
  • Imagine the aftermarket for improved and customized software.
  • Interior is original except for new glove box needed when aftermarket stereo removed.
Word Origin and History for aftermarket
adj.

1940, American English, of automobile parts, from after + market.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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