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Definition of Offset

Offset

  1. In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something
  2. A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of Houseleek.
  3. A sum, account, or value set off against another sum or account, as an equivalent; hence, anything which is given in exchange or retaliation; a set-off.
  4. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
  5. A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; -- called also set-off.
  6. A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
  7. An abrupt bend in an object, as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
  8. 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.
  9. of Offset
  10. To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to offset one account or charge against another.
  11. To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.
  12. To make an offset.

Offset Quotations

Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that.
Bill Gates

I'm now happily remarried to a good cook, which encourages me to be lazy. I like to think that I'm a new man, but perhaps I'm not. I offset it by doing the ironing, though. She has a small farm in the New Forest with a herd of cattle, so she serves up a steak and kidney pie made with her own beef.
Vince Cable

I think I remember from the offset I said, 'I've visited this territory. This isn't for me.' And then I read the script and I said, 'You know, this is completely something different. This is a whole new life.'
Jared Leto

There are a lot of impractical things about owning a Porsche. But they're all offset by the driving experience. It really is unique. Lamborghinis and Ferraris come close. And they are more powerful, but they don't handle like a Porsche.
Kevin O'Leary

Geoengineering - the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth's climate to offset global warming - is a nightmare fix for climate change.
Jeff Goodell
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Offset Translations

offset in Afrikaans is afstand
offset in Danish is afstand
offset in Dutch is afstand, eind
offset in German is abzweigen, bleibende Regelabweichung
offset in Italian is compromesso
offset in Norwegian is avstand
offset in Spanish is bifurcarse, distancia, compensacion
offset in Swedish is kompenserad

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