- 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).
- any product that is an adaption, outgrowth, or development of another similar product: The paperback is a spin-off from the large hardcover encyclopedia.
- a secondary or incidental product or effect derived from technological development in a somewhat unrelated area.
Origin of spin-off
First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase spin off
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2, 3. by-product, issue, offshoot.
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Examples from the Web for spin-off
That's actually a great take on a spin-off, and to get to start my own franchise.Michael B. Jordan: Playing a Black Superhero in 'Fantastic Four' Is a 'Huge Responsibility'
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It seemed crammed with characters, and like a setup film for The Sinister Six spin-off.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’
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Boylexe is a spin-off of a show about women in burlesque called Burlexe, which likewise mixes striptease, monologue, and song.Inside London's Underground Burlesque and Fetish Scene
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Although the first spin-off is likely to tell the Boba Fett story, that has yet to be confirmed.
StarWars.com recently announced the hiring of Trank for another one of the spin-off films.