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Definition of spin-off noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    spin-off (from/of something)
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  1. 1an unexpected but useful result of an activity that is designed to produce something else commercial spin-offs from medical research One unexpected spin-off of the course was the forming of some really close friendships. the spin-off effects of recycling waste
  2. 2a book, a movie, a television program, or an object that is based on a book, movie, or television series that has been very successful The TV comedy series is a spin-off of the original movie. spin-off merchandise from the latest Disney movie
  3. 3a new independent company formed from part of an existing one; the process of forming a new company in this way The company is planning a spin-off of their insurance division.
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