Definition - offset

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offset
  1. a natural consequence of development
  2. produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
  3. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  4. create an offset in; "offset a wall"
  5. a compensating equivalent
  6. cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  7. 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"
  8. make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
  9. compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
  10. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  11. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper