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Verb: offset (offset,offsetting)  'óf,set
  1. Compensate for or counterbalance
    "offset deposits and withdrawals";
    - countervail
  2. Make up for
    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength";
    - cancel, set off
  3. Cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  4. Create an offset in
    "offset a wall"
  5. Produce by offset printing
    "offset the conference proceedings"
Noun: offset  'óf,set
  1. The time when something begins
    "she knew from the offset that he was the man for her";
    - beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go [N. Amer], start, kickoff, starting time, showtime
  2. A compensating equivalent
    - counterbalance
  3. A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
    - stolon, runner
  4. A natural consequence of development
    - outgrowth, branch, offshoot
  5. A plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
    - offset printing
  6. Structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    - set-back, setoff

Derived forms: offsetting, offsets, offset

Type of: balance, compensation, consequence, construction, create, effect, equilibrate, equilibrise [Brit], equilibrize, event, impress, issue, make, outcome, plant organ, point, point in time, print, printing, printing process, result, structure, transfer, upshot

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