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Definition of aftermarket

1 : the market for parts and accessories used in the repair or enhancement of a product (such as an automobile)
2 : a secondary market available after sales in the original market are finished a movie in the videocassette aftermarket
3 : the market for a stock following its initial public offering when its shares can be freely traded among investors

Examples of aftermarket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web BBB Industries manufactures starters, alternators, hydraulic and air disc brake calipers, hydraulic and electronic power steering products, and turbochargers for the passenger, industrial, and commercial vehicle aftermarket industries. William Thornton |, al, 28 July 2022 However, the business of retrospective tuning is changing since Dieselgate, says Litchfield, and this may well impact aftermarket feature hacks too. Wired, 26 July 2022 U-Haul tends to install the simpler, aftermarket hitches. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2022 Granted, there are countless aftermarket options, and Ford Performance sells a Warn winch kit for $3500. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 June 2022 That’s because the days of waiting on a big check after the studio completes a round of aftermarket sales are fast disappearing. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 21 July 2022 The stock was flat in aftermarket trading following the earnings release. Nora Eckert, WSJ, 5 May 2022 Among the first African American Marines was an aspiring entrepreneur with metro Detroit roots who would go on to become the first Black supplier of aftermarket parts to Chrysler. Scott Talley,, 26 June 2022 However, the shares were down 5.4% to 67 cents in aftermarket trading on Friday. cleveland, 30 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aftermarket

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for aftermarket

after- + market entry 1

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“Aftermarket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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