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Origin of spin-off
Words nearby spin-off
Definition for spinoff (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), spun or (Archaic) span, spun, spin·ning.
verb (used without object), spun or (Archaic) span, spun, spin·ning.
- the act of intentionally causing a rocket or guided missile to undergo a roll.
- a roll so caused.
- to create something new, as a company or assets, without detracting from or affecting the relative size or stability of the original: After the acquisition, the company was required to spin off about a third of its assets.
- to derive from or base on something done previously: They took the character of the maid and spun off another TV series.
Origin of spin
OTHER WORDS FROM spinspin·na·bil·i·ty, nounspin·na·ble, adjectiveout·spin, verb (used with object), out·spun, out·spin·ning.un·spin·na·ble, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spinoff
He returned to TV in Chicago Hope, before landing NCIS, a spinoff from JAG in 2003, playing Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky laid bare the worst of addiction on his shows Celebrity Rehab and its spinoff, Sober House.
Yes, Wicked endures, but that is 11 years old and basically a spinoff of The Wizard of Oz.
And you guys are working together again, on the Rocky spinoff Creed.
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British Dictionary definitions for spinoff
verb spins, spinning or spun
- to draw out and twist (natural fibres, as of silk or cotton) into a long continuous thread
- to make such a thread or filament from (synthetic resins, etc), usually by forcing through a nozzle
- the intrinsic angular momentum of an elementary particle or atomic nucleus, as distinguished from any angular momentum resulting from its motion
- a quantum number determining values of this angular momentum in units of the Dirac constant, having integral or half-integral valuesSymbol: S, s
Word Origin for spin
Scientific definitions for spinoff
Idioms and Phrases with spinoff
In addition to the idioms beginning with spin
- spin a yarn
- spin control
- spin doctor
- spin off
- spin one's wheels
- spin out
- go into a tailspin
- make one's head spin
- put a spin on