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Overview of noun offset

The noun offset has 6 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset

(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. counterbalance, offset

(a compensating equivalent)

3. stolon, runner, offset

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

4. outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset

(a natural consequence of development)

5. offset, offset printing

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

6. set-back, setoff, offset

(structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly)

Overview of verb offset

The verb offset has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) offset, countervail

(compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals")

2. (2) cancel, offset, set off

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

3. offset

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

4. offset

(create an offset in; "offset a wall")

5. offset

(produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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