[ US /ˈɔfˌsɛt, ɔfˈsɛt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒfsɛt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a natural consequence of development
  2. 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
  3. a compensating equivalent
  4. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  5. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  6. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
VERB
  1. produce by offset printing
    offset the conference proceedings
  2. create an offset in
    offset a wall
  3. cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  4. make up for
    His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
  5. compensate for or counterbalance
    offset deposits and withdrawals
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How To Use offset In A Sentence

  • To offset the perception that dairy foods are high in calories, low-fat cheeses have become state-of-the-art.
  • On land, giant reservoirs holding saline water could be built to offset the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the polar ice-caps.
  • The aim of this thesis is to present a new strategy of fitting offset to adjust time in order to achieve the effective synchronization between slave nod and reference node.
  • Its unsparing account of an atrocious crime is offset by admirable dramatic restraint. Times, Sunday Times
  • The decline in marriage has been offset by a rise in cohabitation.
  • Newspapers papers of Bangladesh were running through hand composed printing press technology then upgraded by lino and photocompose technology and offset printing press. ICT and Media in Bangladesh
  • During states of ineffective arterial volume, local production of vasodilatory prostanoids and kinins in the kidney offsets the decrease in renal blood flow and helps maintain the glomerular filtration rate.
  • A terminal bud was defined as the stage when the stipules of the foliage leaves covered the shoot apex and the youngest foliage leaf was offset from the central axis of the shoot apex.
  • While the introduction of EU compensatory payments will offset the price drop, a decline in calf prices combined with cost increases will result in continuing pressure on margins in dairy farming.
  • This exciting partnership also has its roots in both parties respect for the environment - the "cloverleaf" course was designed to minimize impact on the environment while Thule has gone so far as adding solar panels to the roof of its Seymour, Connecticut manufacturing and office facility that will offset 26\% of the total energy used. Bike Magazine - Most Recent
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