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Dictionary definition for: Offset

1. (n) 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. (v) compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"

3. (n) a compensating equivalent

4. (v) make up for; "His skills offset his opponent''s superior strength"

5. (n) a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

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

7. (n) a natural consequence of development

8. (v) create an offset in; "offset a wall"

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

10. (v) produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"

11. (n) structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

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