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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 The steel that comprises the interior of the bed has been stamped with a variety of slots and divots to accommodate both aftermarket and homemade accessories. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Shares in Lordstown Motors dropped 9% to $8.80 in aftermarket trading. Ben Foldy, WSJ, 24 May 2021 Shares dropped 4 percent to $171.10 in aftermarket trading. Mae Anderson, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 Then in 2010, Ralliart itself withdrew from motorsport involvement blaming plummeting demand for aftermarket performance parts. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The Dutch coachbuilding firm, which is run by Niels van Roij and Jan-Pieter Kroezen, has just unveiled its latest aftermarket product—a unique trim package that includes pre-rusted pieces for the reborn SUV. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 May 2021 ETE Reman is the largest aftermarket automatic transmission remanufacturer in the United States. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2021 Epic is making a similar claim about Apple: that the iPhone has created an aftermarket for apps. Gilad Edelman, Wired, 4 May 2021 Like the rest of the film, this scene is totally over the top, as the black Civics had giant fiberglass bodykits, green aftermarket underbody lighting, and exhaust sound dubbed over the actual filming to heighten the action. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 29 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of aftermarket was in 1887

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11 Jun 2021

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“Aftermarket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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