Something that counterbalances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensating equivalent.2.
the start, beginning, or outset.3.
a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated.4.
an offshoot or branch of a specific population or family.6. Also called offset printing, offset lithography. Lithography.
- 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, instead of being made directly on the paper.
- the impression itself.
- (in faults) the magnitude of displacement between two previously aligned bodies.
- a spur of a mountain range.
Machinery. a jog or short displacement in an otherwise straight and continuous line, as in a pipe, lever, or rod, made to avoid objects or to connect with other parts.11. Surveying.
- a short distance measured perpendicularly from a main survey line.
- Also called offset line. a line a short distance from and parallel to a main survey line.
Naval Architecture. any of the coordinates by which any point on a hull being planned is located.
of, noting, or pertaining to an offset.14.
Lithography. pertaining to, printed by, or suitable for printing by offset.15.
placed away from a center line; off-center.16.
placed at an angle to something, as to the axis of a form, shape, or object; not parallel.
verb (used with object), offset, offsetting. 17. to counterbalance as an equivalent does; compensate for:
The gains offset the losses.18. to juxtapose with something else, as for purposes of comparison:
to offset advantages against disadvantages.20.
Architecture. to build with a setoff, as a wall.21.
Surveying. to establish (a line) parallel to a main survey line at an offset.
verb (used without object), offset, offsetting. 22.
to project as an offset or branch.23.