spin-off
noun Date: 1950 1. the distribution by a business to its stockholders of particular assets and especially of stock of another company; also the new company created by such a distribution 2. a collateral or derived product or effect ; by-product; also a number of such products <
the spin-off from the space program
>
3. something that is imitative or derivative of an earlier work, product, or establishment; especially a television show starring a character popular in a secondary role of an earlier show

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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