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offset

noun (n)

  • the time at which something is supposed to begin (noun.time)
    source: wordnet30
  • a compensating equivalent (noun.possession)
    Synonym: counterbalance
    source: wordnet30
  • a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips (noun.plant)
    Synonym: runner, stolon
    source: wordnet30
  • a natural consequence of development (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper (noun.communication)
    Synonym: offset printing
    source: wordnet30
  • structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: set-back, setoff
    source: wordnet30
  • In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • compensate for or counterbalance (verb.stative)
    Synonym: countervail
    Example:
    Offset deposits and withdrawals.
    source: wordnet30
  • make up for (verb.stative)
    Synonym: cancel, set off
    Example:
    His skills offset his opponent's superior strength.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • create an offset in (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Offset a wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • produce by offset printing (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Offset the conference proceedings.
    source: wordnet30
  • To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to offset one account or charge against another. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make an offset. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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