offset Noun Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
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.
offset Noun A time at which something begins; outset.
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.
offset Noun The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
offset Noun The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.