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spin-off

[spin-awf, -of] /ˈspɪnˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
Commerce. a process of reorganizing a corporate structure whereby the capital stock of a division or subsidiary of a corporation or of a newly affiliated company is transferred to the stockholders of the parent corporation without an exchange of any part of the stock of the latter.
Compare split-off (def 3), split-up (def 3).
2.
any product that is an adaption, outgrowth, or development of another similar product:
The paperback is a spin-off from the large hardcover encyclopedia.
3.
a secondary or incidental product or effect derived from technological development in a somewhat unrelated area.
Origin of spin-off
1945-1950
1945-50; noun use of verb phrase spin off
Synonyms
2, 3. by-product, issue, offshoot.
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spin off

verb
1.
(transitive, preposition) to turn (a part of a business enterprise) into a separate company
noun
2.
any product or development derived incidentally from the application of existing knowledge or enterprise
3.
a book, film, or television series derived from a similar successful book, film, or television series
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