Derived from or variation of.
 ► “But the creation of Pentium offshoots, and a series of chips from competitors, will make it more confusing for PC buyers who are after the latest and greatest technology, he said.” (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20, 1995, p. B8)

American business jargon. 2014.

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