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spin–off

noun \ˈspin-ˌf\

: a television program, movie, book, etc., that is based on characters from another television program, movie, book, etc.

: a new company created by a large company

: something useful that results from work done to produce something else

Full Definition of SPIN-OFF

1
:  the distribution by a business to its stockholders of particular assets and especially of stock of another company; also :  the new company created by such a distribution
2
:  a collateral or derived product or effect :  by-product; also :  a number of such products <the spin–off from the space program>
3
:  something that is imitative or derivative of an earlier work, product, or establishment; especially :  a television show starring a character popular in a secondary role of an earlier show

First Known Use of SPIN-OFF

1950

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