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off·set

 (ôf′sĕt′, ŏf′-)
n.
1. An agent, element, or thing that balances, counteracts, or compensates for something else.
2. One thing set off or developed from something else.
3. The start or initial stage; the outset.
4. Architecture A ledge or recess in a wall formed by a reduction in thickness above; a setoff.
5. Botany A shoot that develops laterally at the base of a plant, often rooting to form a new plant.
6. Geology A spur of a mountain range or hills.
7. A bend in a pipe, bar, or other straight continuous piece made to allow it to pass around an obstruction.
8. A short distance measured perpendicularly from the main line in surveying, used to help in calculating the area of an irregular plot.
9. A descendant of a race or family; an offshoot.
10. Printing
a. An unintentional or faulty transfer of wet ink from a printed sheet to another surface in contact with it. Also called setoff.
b. Offset printing.
v. (ôf′sĕt′, ŏf′-, ôf-sĕt′, ŏf-) off·set, off·set·ting, off·sets
v.tr.
1. To counterbalance, counteract, or compensate for: fringe benefits designed to offset low salaries.
2. Printing
a. To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
b. To produce by offset printing.
3. To make or form an offset in (a wall, bar, or pipe).
v.intr.
1. To develop, project, or be situated as an offset.
2. Printing To become marked by or cause an unintentional transfer of ink.

off′set′ adv. & adj.

offset

n
1. something that counterbalances or compensates for something else
2. an allowance made to counteract some effect
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a printing method in which the impression is made onto an intermediate surface, such as a rubber blanket, which transfers it to the paper
b. (modifier) relating to, involving, or printed by offset: offset letterpress; offset lithography.
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for set-off
5. (Botany) botany
a. a short runner in certain plants, such as the houseleek, that produces roots and shoots at the tip
b. a plant produced from such a runner
6. (Geological Science) a ridge projecting from a range of hills or mountains
7. (Geological Science) the horizontal component of displacement on a fault
8. (Architecture) a narrow horizontal or sloping surface formed where a wall is reduced in thickness towards the top
9. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a person or group descended collaterally from a particular group or family; offshoot
10. (Surveying) surveying a measurement of distance to a point at right angles to a survey line
vb, -sets, -setting or -set
11. (tr) to counterbalance or compensate for
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to print (pictures, text, etc) using the offset process
13. (Architecture) (tr) to construct an offset in (a wall)
14. (intr) to project or develop as an offset

off•set

(n., adj. ˈɔfˌsɛt, ˈɒf-; v. ˌɔfˈsɛt, ˌɒf-)

n., adj., v. -set, -set•ting. n.
1. something that compensates for something else.
2. the start, beginning, or outset.
3. a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated.
4. an offshoot or branch.
5.
a. a process in which a lithographic stone or metal or paper plate is used to make an inked impression on a rubber blanket that transfers it to the paper being printed.
b. the impression itself.
6. Geol. (in faults) the magnitude of displacement between two previously aligned bodies.
7. a flat or sloping projecting ledge on a wall, buttress, or the like, produced by a reduction in thickness above; setoff.
8.
a. a short distance measured perpendicularly from a main survey line.
b. Also called off′set line`. a line a short distance from and parallel to a main survey line.
adj.
9. of, noting, or pertaining to an offset.
10. pertaining to, printed by, or suitable for printing by offset.
11. placed away from a center line; off-center.
12. placed at an angle to something.
v.t.
13. to compensate for.
14. to juxtapose with something else, as for comparison.
15. Print.
a. to make an offset of.
b. to print by the process of offset lithography.
16. to build (a wall) with an offset.
v.i.
17. to project as an offset or branch.
18. Print. to make an offset.
[1545–55]

offset


Past participle: offset
Gerund: offsetting

Imperative
offset
offset
Present
I offset
you offset
he/she/it offsets
we offset
you offset
they offset
Preterite
I offset
you offset
he/she/it offset
we offset
you offset
they offset
Present Continuous
I am offsetting
you are offsetting
he/she/it is offsetting
we are offsetting
you are offsetting
they are offsetting
Present Perfect
I have offset
you have offset
he/she/it has offset
we have offset
you have offset
they have offset
Past Continuous
I was offsetting
you were offsetting
he/she/it was offsetting
we were offsetting
you were offsetting
they were offsetting
Past Perfect
I had offset
you had offset
he/she/it had offset
we had offset
you had offset
they had offset
Future
I will offset
you will offset
he/she/it will offset
we will offset
you will offset
they will offset
Future Perfect
I will have offset
you will have offset
he/she/it will have offset
we will have offset
you will have offset
they will have offset
Future Continuous
I will be offsetting
you will be offsetting
he/she/it will be offsetting
we will be offsetting
you will be offsetting
they will be offsetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been offsetting
you have been offsetting
he/she/it has been offsetting
we have been offsetting
you have been offsetting
they have been offsetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been offsetting
you will have been offsetting
he/she/it will have been offsetting
we will have been offsetting
you will have been offsetting
they will have been offsetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been offsetting
you had been offsetting
he/she/it had been offsetting
we had been offsetting
you had been offsetting
they had been offsetting
Conditional
I would offset
you would offset
he/she/it would offset
we would offset
you would offset
they would offset
Past Conditional
I would have offset
you would have offset
he/she/it would have offset
we would have offset
you would have offset
they would have offset
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
incipience, incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
starting point, terminus a quo - earliest limiting point
threshold - the starting point for a new state or experience; "on the threshold of manhood"
2.offset - a compensating equivalent
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
3.offset - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tipsoffset - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
4.offset - a natural consequence of developmentoffset - a natural consequence of development
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
5.offset - a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paperoffset - a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
photo-offset, photo-offset printing - a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates
letterset printing - image is transferred from a relief type plate to a roller
6.offset - structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Verb1.offset - compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
2.offset - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
countervail, neutralize, counteract, counterbalance - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
3.offset - cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
4.offset - create an offset in; "offset a wall"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
5.offset - produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
print, impress - reproduce by printing

offset

verb
1. cancel out, balance, set off, make up for, compensate for, redeem, counteract, neutralize, counterbalance, nullify, obviate, balance out, counterpoise, countervail The increase in pay costs was more than offset by higher productivity.

offset

nounverb
Translations
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offset

[ˈɒfset] (offset (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= counterbalancing factor) → compensación f
2. (Typ) → offset m
3. (Hort) (= layer) → acodo m; (= bulb) → bulbo m reproductor
4. (Archit) → retallo m
B. VT
1. (= compensate for) → compensar
higher prices will be offset by wage increaseslos aumentos de precios serán compensados por incrementos salariales
2. (= counteract) → contrarrestar, contrapesar
to offset A against Bcontrapesar A y B
C. CPD offset lithography N = offset printing offset press Nprensa f offset
offset printing Nimpresión f con offset

offset

[ˌɒfˈsɛt] [offset] (pt, pp)
vt (= counteract) → compenser
to be offset by sth → être compensé par qch
[ˈɒfsɛt] n
(also offset printing) → offset m

offset

pret, ptp <offset>
vt
(financially, statistically etc) → ausgleichen; (= make up for)wettmachen, aufwiegen
(= place non-centrally)versetzen
n
(Typ) offset (lithography/printing)Offsetdruck m
(Hort) → Ableger m
(fig: = counterbalancing factor) → Ausgleich m; as an offsetzum Ausgleich, als Ausgleich (to für)

offset

[ˈɒfˌsɛt] (offset (vb: pt, pp))
2. n (Typ) → offset m inv