- a process in which a lithographic stone or metal or paper plate is used to make an inked impression on a rubber blanket that transfers it to the paper being printed, instead of being made directly on the paper.
- the impression itself.
- (in faults) the magnitude of displacement between two previously aligned bodies.
- a spur of a mountain range.
- a short distance measured perpendicularly from a main survey line.
- Also called offset line . a line a short distance from and parallel to a main survey line.
verb (used with object), off·set, off·set·ting.
- to make an offset of.
- to print by the process of offset lithography.
verb (used without object), off·set, off·set·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for offset
The shopping spree by the rich will not offset the spending cuts by the rest of the population.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
Over the years, developers in San Diego have been required to fork over money to offset the impact of their development.
Early hot spots like New York City have cooled off, but that decrease in new cases is offset by a surge in states like Texas, Arizona, California and Florida.The U.S. largely wasted time bought by COVID-19 lockdowns. Now what?|Jonathan Lambert|July 1, 2020|Science News
Urchin, Dungeness crab and clam biomass fell when otters were present, but these losses were offset by gains in fish and other invertebrates that rely on kelp.Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone|Jonathan Lambert|June 11, 2020|Science News
So I’ve always believed that the euro is problematic, because you’re creating a currency, but without a single banking system, without a fiscal union, without offsets to deal with it.
Fortunately, Pomplamoose made some money to offset some of these expenses.
He plants a tree in Central America for every bottle of Tru spirits he sells to offset the carbon produced in manufacturing.
The wealthy want to be seen as even more parsimonious, to offset the incriminating millions in their bank accounts.Sting and Hillary Are Just Like You: How the Very Rich Play at Being Very Ordinary|Tim Teeman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the potential growth in those businesses could easily offset the loss of revenues from selling tobacco.
It provides $63 billion in sequester relief, which is partially offset by a $23 billion mix of spending cuts and “fees.”Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Constitution requires that reapportionment or redistricting take place every ten years to offset population changes.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Russia thought by joining hands with France she would offset the power of Germany and Austria.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
To offset this, I paid Mike $600 a year, and employed his son Joe at $1.75 a day, for twenty weeks.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
The two effects would consequently offset each other under such conditions.
We find a strong offset to the horror of Aztec cruelty in the very Bible, which we regard as the mainstay of our religious world.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
British Dictionary definitions for offset
- a printing method in which the impression is made onto an intermediate surface, such as a rubber blanket, which transfers it to the paper
- (modifier) relating to, involving, or printed by offsetoffset letterpress; offset lithography
- a short runner in certain plants, such as the houseleek, that produces roots and shoots at the tip
- a plant produced from such a runner