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spin off

1. verb To create or derive something from a larger or original thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spin" and "off." I heard they're spinning another show off from the political drama that will focus on the two main journalists and their relationship.
2. verb For a company to separate from one of its divisions or holdings through sale, reorganization, or other means. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spin" and "off." Only two years after purchasing it, the company has decided to spin off its VR division.
3. noun Something created or derived from a larger or original thing. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. Because it has become much more popular than the original, not many people know that this series is actually a spin-off.
See also: off, spin

spin something off

 
1. Lit. [for something rotating] to release a part that flies away. The propeller spun one of its blades off and then fell apart all together. It spun off one of its blades.
2. Fig. [for a business] to divest itself of one of its subparts. The large company spun one of its smaller divisions off. It spun off a subsidiary and used the cash to pay down its debt.
3. Fig. [for an enterprise] to produce useful or profitable side effects or products. We will be able to spin off a number of additional products. The development of this product will allow us to spin off dozens of smaller, innovative products for years to come.
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spin off

[for something] to part and fly away from something that is spinning; [for something] to detach or break loose from something. The blade of the lawn mower spun off, but fortunately no one was injured. The rusted-on nut spun off easily after I got it loosened.
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spin off

Derive or produce from something else, especially a small part from a larger whole. For example, The corporation decided to spin off the automobile parts division, or Her column was spun off from her book on this subject. The expression transfers the throwing off by centrifugal force, as in spinning, to other enterprises. [Mid-1900s]
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spin off

v.
To derive something, such as a company or product, from some source: The television network decided to spin a new show off from its popular comedy series. The media conglomerate spun off its entertainment division.
See also: off, spin
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AMY DOWDEN TOUR DATES: 63 SPIN-OFFS: Here Come The Girls (34 dates ending June).
Graziano Di Prima TOUR DATES: 67 SPIN-OFFS: Burn The Floor (38 dates ending June).
(2015) addressed the peripheral halo effect, namely questioning if academic spin-offs influence the income received by universities to their research activities.
Bchini (2012) analyzed the factor of growth and entrepreneurial success of spin-offs in the Tunisian context.
First, we add to the innovation literature by examining how knowledge regarding customers and collaboration with suppliers influences spin-offs. We provide new insights into corporate entrepreneurship research by focusing our analysis on the spin-off level rather than solely on the parental level (Clarysse et al., 2011).
Drawing on the innovation field to understand corporate spin-offs, we first turn to product innovation.
"These strategic advantages may explain why, globally, investors seem to prefer spin-offs to other types of divestitures," added Khalil.
Not all spin-offs create superior value over the longer term, however.
COSOs with post-announced spin-offs have positive UP1, UP2 and BUB coefficients and F-values significant at the 1% level for the carve-out initial period (Table 5, column 2).
Supporting the "leaning against the wind hypothesis" of Loughran and Ritter (2002), the carve-out to spin-off period returns of -2.88% (Table 5, column 3) for COSOs with pre-announced spin-offs provide over 28% reversal from the carve-out initial returns (Table 5, column 1).
En este contexto, la creacion de empresas basadas en el conocimiento ha ido adquiriendo una relevancia progresiva durante las ultimas decadas (Callan, 2001; European Commission, 2002; Shane, 2004; Fernandez et al., 2007), lo cual ha traido consigo la proliferacion de programas universitarios de apoyo a la creacion de spin-offs (Colob, 2003; Shane, 2004; Sole, 2005; Helm y Mauroner, 2007).
Ademas, la identificacion y caracterizacion de grupos de universidades con similares programas facilitara el planteamiento de pautas para orientar la actuacion universitaria al objeto de conseguir que el apoyo a la creacion de spin-offs resulte mas eficaz.
Some reasons why a company would engage in a spin-off include:
In fact tax consequences such as triggering capital gains tax events, or loss of an ability to utilise losses is perhaps the biggest down-side of a spin-off.
The sample selection of firms that undertake spin-offs were extracted from the following sources: (1) company distribution of common stock trading on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and Amex, that the Center from Research in Security Prices (CRSP) classifies as spin-offs.