Definition of offset

Definition of offset
  1. offset Noun Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
  2. offset Noun A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
  3. offset Noun A time at which something begins; outset.
  4. offset Noun A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
  5. offset Noun The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
  6. offset Noun The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
  7. offset Verb To compensate for something.
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