Definition of spin-off in English:

spin-off

(also spinoff)

noun

  • 1A byproduct or incidental result of a larger project.

    ‘the commercial spin-off from defense research’
    • ‘If it wasn't for the Royal Family, we wouldn't have all the summer visitors and all the other spin-offs they create.’
    • ‘There are huge contracts to be won and if British companies succeed, spin-offs at home are remarkable.’
    • ‘The town hopes the project will create other positive spin-offs, such as new businesses, employment and business skills training.’
    • ‘Believe it or not, resolving this issue would create spin-offs that could help tens of thousands, right across the country.’
    • ‘‘The increased levels of services would have positive spin-offs which include the quality of life through better health,’ he said.’
    • ‘Record crowds, temperatures in the mid-20s and some of the best golf ever witnessed on this island all contributed to the incredible publicity and spin-offs.’
    • ‘She said two main spin-offs from this concept are the potential to create a tourism project and employment through various projects.’
    • ‘Speaking at a breakfast meeting with Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Arbour said he expected the huge interest generated by the rugby win to have positive financial spin-offs for local firms.’
    • ‘It will also have the extra spin-off of providing local employment.’
    • ‘He even welcomes England's World Cup triumph because of the spin-off interest it has created in the game.’
    • ‘Fremantle suggested the contest and its positive safety spin-offs will appease insurance companies, which currently refuse to provide coverage to the municipality because of its history of accidents.’
    • ‘There is a serious question, however, as to whether the communities themselves have much to gain from the work involved, or from its potential financial spin-offs.’
    • ‘Create a positive spin-off effect on the society through the promotion of information technology skill development in firms and individuals.’
    • ‘So it's important for people to understand that this program has created many technological spin-offs with clinical applications.’
    • ‘According to Marian Flannery, who is managing the project, the economic spin-off from the development will be significant.’
    • ‘The spin-off for local businesses will inject valuable revenue into the local economy, a benefit of the Rose Festival that cannot and should not be underestimated.’
    • ‘The spin-off for employers is that they will have an active role in bringing about a more capable workforce for the future success of commerce.’
    • ‘The tourist industry is set to benefit by millions of pounds and there will also be the usual spin-offs connected to sponsorship, advertising and TV rights.’
    • ‘Attracting top nations to the region would create huge spin-offs for tourism.’
    • ‘More academic staff also means spin-offs in terms of research and innovative procedures in the delivery of services.’
    consequence, result, upshot, outcome, out-turn, effect, repercussion, reverberations, sequel, product, by-product, spin-off, conclusion, end, end result
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    1. 1.1 A product marketed by its association with a popular television program, movie, personality, etc.
      [as modifier] ‘spin-off merchandising’
      • ‘He went to the NBC network to propose that they make a spin-off series from the film, which they'd call Transylvania.’
      • ‘The film also produced a multiplatinum sound track and a popular television series spin-off.’
      • ‘The show has now been made in 35 countries and has created innumerable spin-offs.’
      • ‘As history, the exhibition stands in contrast to the verbal narrative offered in the book published as a spin-off from the show.’
      • ‘Now, the public television station in Boston, WGBH, is creating a spin-off series for Buster the Bunny, who will travel around North America with his father, a pilot.’
      • ‘Everything about the film, a spin-off from a popular Brazilian sitcom, was done with the latest digital technology - from the production to the distribution to the exhibition.’
      • ‘The parliamentary investigative committee is apparently pressing for its own spin-off film in which it tries to track down the documents related to Barrelgate.’
      • ‘The BBC has announced plans to create a spin-off series from Doctor Who.’
      • ‘It was also filmed and the spin-off videos developed a cult following.’
      • ‘Further legislation will restrict the creation of tobacco-brand spin-offs, such as clothing lines.’
      • ‘In the entertainment world, a spin-off is a television strategy that creates a new programme around characters appearing in a show already being broadcast.’
      • ‘He also argues children's shows work, mainly because of the potential return from merchandise and publishing spin-offs.’
      • ‘As a result, in the 1970s a peculiar brand of lowbrow comedy - the sitcom spin-off film - was born.’
      • ‘A fairly recent development in the comic book industry has been to foster a range of spin-offs, including films and videos, television programs, advertisements, toys and other merchandise.’
      • ‘It got a new lease of life and reached a new audience through repeats and then a string of feature films and a spin-off series.’
      • ‘This is a completely new challenge for us but we are really confident that the spin-offs will sell at really high volume and will be profitable.’
      • ‘A book publisher can believe in a writer, but no one believes in the product spin-offs of the film industry and this is the problem.’
      • ‘The personal stories became like television or film spin-off shows - attempts to generate new interest in an established narrative by exploring minor characters and plot lines.’
      • ‘As I write this, one of the most popular and long-running spin-offs is still in production: NBC's hit sitcom Frasier.’
      • ‘Mr Wight said his father, who died in 1995, was bemused by the enduring popularity of his books and the spin-off shows and films.’
    2. 1.2 A subsidiary of a parent company that has been sold off, creating a new company.
      • ‘But later that year he quit Coca-Cola to become chairman of Coca-Cola Beverages, a spin-off from the parent firm.’
      • ‘Often, spin-offs create long-term structural problems that are difficult, if not impossible, to fix once the deal is completed.’
      • ‘Under stock exchange rules, newly listed companies cannot apply for a separate spin-off within three years from the date of the parent's listing.’
      • ‘The company studied several scenarios, including a taxable outright sale of various businesses, but found the spin-off to be easily the most value creating, because of the tax advantages.’
      • ‘Merrill calculates that the spin-off would create $15 billion to $27 billion in incremental value.’
      • ‘But the combined market cap of the parent and the spin-off is below the parent's value before the IPO.’
      • ‘Together with co-investors, he plans to take majority stakes in established companies or spin-offs from public companies.’
      • ‘Both of these are spin-offs from parent insurance companies.’
      • ‘Not only would we have lost the immediate business but the long-term spin-off as well.’
      • ‘When that is in place, Smith wants to create and subsidise small independent spin-offs to make the pumps and supply them in the developing world.’
      • ‘NHS trusts and their employees will be able to have shares in spin-off companies created to take commercial advantage of the intellectual property generated through their research.’
      • ‘He described the spin-off of the chip business as ‘absolutely the right thing to do’.’
      • ‘The Scottish Association for Marine Science is developing a new strategy for marine biotechnology and hopes to create valuable spin-off companies.’
      • ‘‘The centre will produce some high-quality jobs within it and hopefully create some more successful spin-off companies,’ said Lord Sainsbury.’
      • ‘Managing director Kevin Foo said the company would spin off its oil and gas assets after the successful spin-off of mining subsidiary Eureka, which concentrated on the Kazakhstan region.’
      • ‘Structuring a mutually beneficial incentive program between the parent and the spin-off can alleviate many of these problems, says Breyer.’
      • ‘He became CEO of Roadway upon its spin-off as a public company in 1996, the year before it began its data warehouse project.’
      • ‘Private spin-offs are expected to take the total value of the scheme well past the £1 billion mark.’

Pronunciation:

spin-off

/ˈspɪn ˌɔf/