Definition of spin-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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    spin-off (from/of something) Types of film, Showing films, TV shows
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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 The games will certainly have positive financial spin-offs for local companies.
  2. 2a book, a film/movie, a television programme, or an object that is based on a book, film/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 The show was so successful that it launched two spin-off series. See related entries: Types of film, Showing films, TV shows
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