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split-off

[split-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. the act of separating or splitting away from something else.
  2. something that has split or has been split from something else.
  3. 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 in exchange for part of the stock of the latter.Compare spin-off(def 1), split-up(def 3).
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Origin of split-off

First recorded in 1855–60; noun use of verb phrase split off
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  • You feel uncertain which is the main self, and which the split-off secondary personality?

    The Bright Messenger

    Algernon Blackwood