Definitions

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

  • n. An instance of spinning out: a motorist who was injured in a spinout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A skid that results in a car rotating so as not to be oriented in the direction of linear motion.
  • n. The formation of a subsidiary company that continues the operations of part of the parent company; the company so formed.

Etymologies

spin +‎ out (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Diller spent about 90 minutes on the witness stand Friday morning reiterating that he believes his single-tier proposal gives the new companies the most flexibility for growing their businesses, and calling the spinout plan true to "what's been written down in paper" between him and Liberty's chairman,

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  • However, a campaign adviser acknowledged that what called the spinout from the first debate needed to be dealt with, and that is why Giuliani is going to be spelling out his position on abortion.

    CNN Transcript May 10, 2007

  • SELMAN: Is this the spinout, or the spinout was the night before this?

    New York World

  • The discovery platform that was the basis for Montigen and CLIMB will become part of the new Montigen to the extent we're able to engineer a spinout, which is something we're working on presently.

  • Alelo, the USC spinout which is developing language learning systems based on video games, disclosed this week that the firm has been selected as a prime contractor by the U.S. Army.

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  • "Perhaps, most worryingly, this decision will significantly disadvantage biomedical research and innovation, resulting in fewer spinout companies and SMEs being created, such as the contract research organisations, which are a particularly successful sector of the economy."

    Chemistry cuts will do 'irreparable' damage, top scientists warn

  • With Autonomy, he said, software sales will account for 8% of H-P's revenue by 2015—an estimate includes the PC spinout.

    H-P Needed to Evolve, CEO Says

  • "News Corp. is assessing a number of possibilities including a sale, a merger and a spinout,"Rosabel Tao, a spokesperson for MySpace told Bloomberg.

    Is MySpace For Sale?

  • "News Corp. is assessing a number of possibilities including a sale, a merger and a spinout," Rosabel Tao, a spokesperson for MySpace told Bloomberg.

    Is MySpace For Sale?

  • She spent about 11 weeks seated alongside the finance chief of an asset-management business, advising her about its imminent spinout from a multinational parent.

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