or spin·off

[ spin-awf, -of ]
/ ˈspɪnˌɔf, -ˌɒf /


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.

Nearby words

  1. spin the platter,
  2. spin vector,
  3. spin wave,
  4. spin-dry,
  5. spin-dryer,
  6. spin-out,
  7. spina,
  8. spina bifida,
  9. spina bifida aperta,
  10. spina bifida cystica

Origin of spin-off

First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase spin off

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