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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 Most of that comes in the form of aftermarket parts and accessories, but some goods also wind up on U.S. assembly lines. NBC News, "China set to lose out on production of 1M vehicles as coronavirus closes car plants," 5 Feb. 2020 White lights, slings, aftermarket triggers and ambidextrous controls are all upgrades worth considering. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an AR Pistol," 16 Apr. 2020 Without an airline-level intervention, consumer options are limited to paying more or using aftermarket stopgaps. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Who's the Jerk in This Airline Video: the Woman Reclining or the Guy Hitting Her Seat?," 13 Feb. 2020 At the booth, the Manners guys told me the CS 10/22 will ship with shims, so a wide variety of Ruger and aftermarket receivers will fit snug. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "Best New Rimfire Ammunition and Accessories of SHOT Show 2020," 4 Feb. 2020 Tint World offers aftermarket alarms and remote starts, audio and video options, accessories, reconditioning, detailing, window tinting, and more. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: BB's Tex-Orleans opens pop up in Valley Ranch," 7 Mar. 2020 But its vital components, like those of most other racing engines based on a passenger car design, are supplied by aftermarket companies. Paul Stenquist, New York Times, "Cadillac Puts Its Engines Through the Paces on the Racetrack," 12 Mar. 2020 Take a test drive, shop aftermarket accessories and immerse yourself in motorcycle culture. cleveland, "Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey and 10 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend, Jan. 25-26," 25 Jan. 2020 And third, there's almost no aftermarket for streamed productions., "How the rise of streaming might turn Hollywood musicians into an endangered species," 26 Sep. 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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27 May 2020

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“Aftermarket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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