aftermarket

noun
af·​ter·​mar·​ket | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌmär-kət How to pronounce aftermarket (audio) \

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

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Moment Pro Camera, the camera app originally designed for Moment’s range of aftermarket smartphone lenses, is getting support for long-exposure photography on iOS. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Moment Pro Camera gets support for long-exposure photography on iOS," 3 July 2019 That’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader at IHS Markit. NBC News, "Car owners are holding on to their cars even longer — driving down sales," 2 July 2019 And yet overall their aftermarket performance has been strong. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Slack IPO: The Stock Market Is Rolling Out Its Welcome Mat Over Recent, Successful Tech Listings," 19 June 2019 Analysts have long said that the business plan only made sense if the profits from aftermarket services, such as maintenance checks and spare parts, were enough to make up the losses produced by designing and building the planes. The Economist, "How much trouble does Airbus’s new plane pose to Boeing?," 21 June 2019 The pickup truck may have an aftermarket lift kit, according to the Sheriff's office. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "Police seek driver that hit Anderson Township pedestrian and left the scene," 10 June 2019 Guide the saw using a straightedge clamped or screwed in place, or use an aftermarket accessory like the Kreg Rip-Cut. Tim Layton, Popular Mechanics, "Out Best Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Circular Saw," 14 Mar. 2019 Lighting no longer has to be an aftermarket accessory. Maria Frank, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Integrated lighting," 6 Apr. 2018 David Claghorn, 65, a sales representative in the automotive-aftermarket business living in Wyndmoor, Pa., on his 1966 Jaguar 3.8 S, as told to A.J. Baime. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A 1966 Jaguar Drives a Family Through the Generations," 29 Jan. 2019

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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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