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Definitions of offset:
  • noun:   a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  • noun:   the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • noun:   a compensating equivalent
  • noun:   structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  • noun:   a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  • noun:   a natural consequence of development
  • verb:   cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  • verb:   compensate for or counterbalance
    Example: "Offset deposits and withdrawals"
  • verb:   produce by offset printing
    Example: "Offset the conference proceedings"
  • verb:   create an offset in
    Example: "Offset a wall"
  • verb:   make up for
    Example: "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

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