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 offset offset

noun

  • structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly  ( offset, set-back, setoff )
    structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  • a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper  ( offset, offset printing )
    a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  • a natural consequence of development  ( branch, offset, offshoot, outgrowth )
    a natural consequence of development
  • a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips  ( offset, runner, stolon )
    a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  • a compensating equivalent  ( counterbalance, offset )
    a compensating equivalent
  • the time at which something is supposed to begin  ( beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time )
    the time at which something is supposed to begin
     they got an early start
    they got an early start
     she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
    she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • verb

  • ( ) compensate for or counterbalance  ( countervail, offset )
    compensate for or counterbalance
     offset deposits and withdrawals
    offset deposits and withdrawals
  • ( ) make up for  ( cancel, offset, set off )
    make up for
     His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
    His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
  • produce by offset printing  ( offset )
    produce by offset printing
     offset the conference proceedings
    offset the conference proceedings
  • create an offset in  ( offset )
    create an offset in
     offset a wall
    offset a wall
  • cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface  ( offset )
    cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface


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