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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 following year, Garmin introduced its first portable StreetPilot GPS navigation system, and Garmin eventually rose to prominence in the aftermarket, cross-brand compatible market. Larry Printz, Ars Technica, "The long, winding, technological road to GPS in every car," 24 June 2020 There are all kinds of factory and aftermarket chokes. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt Ducks and Geese," 26 June 2020 Navistar officials said the plant will include an assembly line, body shop, paint shop and logistics center, as well as a truck specialty center to make aftermarket modifications on-site. Randy Diamond,, "Navistar breaks ground for San Antonio plant — virtually," 25 June 2020 Developed in California by Stan Honey and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, this aftermarket automotive navigation system also operated on dead reckoning by comparing a car’s location to points on a map. Larry Printz, Ars Technica, "The long, winding, technological road to GPS in every car," 24 June 2020 By contrast, the companies that supply the industry with parts, both in the new-build market and in the spare-parts aftermarket, couldn’t be more different. Adam Seessel, Fortune, "Valuation: The coronavirus is crushing airlines, but these stocks should bounce back," 24 June 2020 Rolling Big Power offers a catalog of big aftermarket truck parts, and this laser-cut tip does not disappoint. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "The Wildest Truck Accessories That Drive Us Nuts," 20 June 2020 So aftermarket suppliers began producing stout and lightweight aluminum blocks and cylinder heads. Paul Stenquist, New York Times, "A (Barely) Controlled Explosion, and 330 M.P.H. Before You Can Blink," 17 May 2020 In aftermarket trading on Thursday, Apple’s stock price lost nearly 2% to $288.23. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Coronavirus infects iPhone sales, slowing Apple’s growth," 30 Apr. 2020

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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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16 Jul 2020

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“Aftermarket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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