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Definition of 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.


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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