Definitions for offsetˈɔfˌsɛt, ˈɒf-; ˌɔfˈsɛt, ˌɒf-

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  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset(noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  2. counterbalance, offset(noun)

    a compensating equivalent

  3. stolon, runner, offset(noun)

    a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

  4. outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset(noun)

    a natural consequence of development

  5. offset, offset printing(noun)

    a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper

  6. set-back, setoff, offset(verb)

    structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

  7. offset, countervail(verb)

    compensate for or counterbalance

    "offset deposits and withdrawals"

  8. cancel, offset, set off(verb)

    make up for

    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

  9. offset(verb)

    cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface

  10. offset(verb)

    create an offset in

    "offset a wall"

  11. offset(verb)

    produce by offset printing

    "offset the conference proceedings"

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  1. Offset(n.)

    See offset printing.

  2. Offset(n.)

    (Print.) A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor; an unitended transfer of an image from one page to another; called also setoff.

  3. Origin: [Off + set. Cf. Set-off.]

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  1. offset(Noun)

    Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.

    Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.

  2. offset(Noun)

    A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.

  3. offset(Noun)

    A time at which something begins; outset.

    You can hear the gun go off at the offset of the race.

  4. offset(Noun)

    A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.

  5. offset(Noun)

    The difference between a target memory address and a base address.

    An array of bytes uses its index as the offset, of words a multiple thereof.

  6. offset(Noun)

    The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.

    There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.

  7. offset(Verb)

    To compensate for something.

    I'll offset the time difference locally.

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  1. Offset

    In computer science, an offset within an array or other data structure object is an integer indicating the distance from the beginning of the object up until a given element or point, presumably within the same object. The concept of a distance is valid only if all elements of the object are the same size. For example, given an array of characters A, containing abcdef, one can say that the element containing the letter 'c' has an offset of 2 from the start of A.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'offset' in Verbs Frequency: #1090


Translations for offset

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  • обезщетениеBulgarian
  • decalatge, decalatgesCatalan, Valencian
  • ofsetCzech
  • Offsetdruck, Adressabstand, OffsetGerman
  • offsetGreek
  • reducción, impresión Offset, ajuste, compensar, compensación, desplazamiento, descuentoSpanish
  • siirros, korvata, hyvitys, offsetpaino, kompensaatio, kompensaatiokauppa, poikkeama, alku, aloitus, kompensoidaFinnish
  • contrepartie, début, impression en offset, décalage, compensation, décalages, compenser, contrebalancerFrench
  • seach-churIrish
  • leac-sgrìobhadhScottish Gaelic
  • היסט, הדפסת פסט, אופסטHebrew
  • ofszetHungarian
  • inizio, stampa in offset, discrepanze, contropartita, discrepanzaItalian
  • offsetdruk, offset, tegenpartij, verspringing, begin, compensatie, sprongDutch
  • offsettrykkNorwegian
  • compensarPortuguese
  • отступRussian
  • offsettryckSwedish
  • ofset, öteleme, uzaklıkTurkish

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