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    spin-off

    can u please tell me what does spin-off means in this context?


    ABC Award judge John Brown president of the Agriculture Research Confederationsaid, "XYZ is a tremendous example of leading edge bio-research.
    A spin-off from the United University bio-research depailment, XYZ was set up twoyears ago by three scientists. Their aim is to find commercial applications for bio-researchdiscoveries.

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    Smile Re: spin-off

    In this context, it means that the three scientists decided to work on a new project. With the knowledge base they already had they were able to create a new divergent focus. If it helps, imagine a child's spinning-top spinning round, then add a few drops of water and watch them spin off.

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    Re: spin-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    In this context, it means that the three scientists decided to work on a new project. With the knowledge base they already had they were able to create a new divergent focus. If it helps, imagine a child's spinning-top spinning round, then add a few drops of water and watch them spin off.
    so a synonim might be somehow "new project"?

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    Thumbs up Re: spin-off

    Yes.

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