spin–off noun \ˈspin-ˌȯf\
: 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
: 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
: a collateral or derived product or effect : by-product; also : a number of such products <the spin–off from the space program>
: 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
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