spin-off

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spin + off

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spin-off (plural spin-offs)

  1. Offshoot.
  2. An incidental benefit or unexpected pay-off.
    Space research often provides a spin-off for everyday technology.
  3. By-product.
  4. A fictional work where the protagonist was introduced in a preceding work or at least shares the same equivalent setting, often in a different aspect.
    "Frasier" was a spin-off from the sitcom "Cheers".
  5. The formation of a subsidiary company that continues the operations of part of the parent company; the company so formed.

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