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offset (plural offsets)
- (anchor, 1)Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
- Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.
- (anchor, 2)(international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
- (anchor, 3, obsolete, c. 1555) A time at which something begins; outset.
- (anchor, 4)A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
- (anchor, 5, programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
- An array of bytes uses its index as the offset, of words a multiple thereof.
- (anchor, 6)The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
- There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.
time at which something begins
difference in memory addresses
distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another
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- To compensate for something.
- I'll offset the time difference locally.
- to offset one charge against another
- To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).
to compensate for something