offset


offset
verb (offset, offsetting)

verb (t) /ˈɒfsɛt / (say 'ofset), /ɒfˈsɛt / (say of'set)
1. to balance by something else as an equivalent: to offset one thing by another.
2. to counterbalance as an equivalent does; compensate for: the gains offset the losses.
3. Printing
a. to make an offset of.
b. to print by the process of offset lithography.
4. Architecture to build with an offset (def. 16), as a wall.
verb (i) /ˈɒfsɛt / (say 'ofset), /ɒfˈsɛt / (say of'set)
5. to project as an offset or branch.
6. Printing to make an offset.
noun /ˈɒfsɛt / (say 'ofset)
7. something that offsets or counterbalances; a compensating equivalent.
8. the start or outset.
9. a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated.
10. any offshoot; branch.
11. an offshoot from a family or people.
12. a spur of a mountain range.
13. Printing an impression from an inked design or the like on a lithographic stone or metal plate, made on another surface, as a rubber blanket, and then transferred to paper, instead of being made directly on the paper.
14. Printingset-off (def. 4).
15. Machinery a more or less abrupt bend in a pipe, bar, rod, or the like, to serve some particular purpose.
16. Architecture
a. a reduction in the thickness of a wall, etc.
b. a flat or sloping projection on a wall, buttress, or the like, below a thinner part.
17. Surveying a short distance measured perpendicularly from a line.
18. Geology a displacement of rock away from its previous alignment.
adjective /ˈɒfsɛt / (say 'ofset)
19. of, denoting, or relating to an offset.
20. Printing relating to, or printed by, offset.
21. of or relating to a home loan package offered by a lending institution, in which credit in an account with the lending institution can be used to lower the interest payments on a home loan.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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