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A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one.

Spin-offs include a dissenting faction[?] of a membership organization[?], a sect of a cult, a denomination[?] of a church, a diversified branch of a large corporation, or a start-up company formed by members of a research group[?] at a university.

The process of deriving new television programs from existing ones is also referred to as spinning off.

Civilian goods which are the result of military or governmental research are also known as spinoffs.

See also off spin, spin spinoff (television)

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