1. the time at which something is supposed to begin
2. a compensating equivalent
Similar word(s): counterbalance
3. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
Definition categories: plant
4. a natural consequence of development
5. a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
6. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
Similar word(s): setoff
Sentences with offset as a noun:
- Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.
- An array of bytes uses its index as the offset, of words a multiple thereof.
- The raw signal data was subjected to a baseline correction process to subtract the sensor's offset and drift variations.
- There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.
1. compensate for or counterbalance
- offset deposits and withdrawals
Similar word(s): countervail
2. make up for
- His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
Similar word(s): cancel
3. cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
4. create an offset in
- offset a wall
5. produce by offset printing
- offset the conference proceedings
Sentences with offset as a verb:
- I'll offset the time difference locally.
- to offset one charge against another