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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A divestiture by a corporation of a division or subsidiary by issuing to stockholders shares in a new company set up to continue the operations of the division or subsidiary.
  • n. The new company formed by such a divestiture.
  • n. Something, such as a product, that is derived from something larger and more or less unrelated; a byproduct.
  • n. Something derived from an earlier work, such as a television show starring a character who had a popular minor role in another show.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of spin-off.

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