Definition of spin-out in English:


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North American informal
1 another term for spin-off.
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  • Some of the spin-out companies being created now are fabulous.
  • Creating spin-out companies should become easier this year as the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has altered the infamous Schedule 22 rule which penalised academics entering the private sector.
  • For this reason, as the university spin-out company prepares to emerge into the cut-throat world of business, it is important that a competent and effective commercial team is already in place.
2A skidding spin by a vehicle out of control.
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  • On slippery surfaces, the car takes over and automatically controls steering torque to prevent a spin-out.
  • I only put ‘realistic’ in quotes because the cars behave like you'd expect them too, with lots of spin-outs and really bad landings.
  • Herein lies the skill; going into a turn too fast will result in a "spin-out," as it does in a real car.

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