Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “spin-off”

spin-off

noun [C] uk UK (US spinoff)   /ˈspɪn.ɒf/ us    /-ɑːf/
a product that develops from another more important product: The research has had spin-offs in the development of medical equipment.Products and producersBuying and selling in generalOutcomes and consequences a programme or other show involving characters from a previous programme or film: The stage show is a spin-off from a television programme.Programmes and other broadcasts
(Definition of spin-off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spin-off?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Outcomes and consequences, but you might be interested in these topics from the Causing and forcing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spin-off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aptitude

a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More