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Origin of offset

First recorded in 1545鈥55; after verb phrase set off
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British Dictionary definitions for offset

offset

noun (藞蓲f藢s蓻t)
verb (藢蓲f藞s蓻t) -sets, -setting or -set
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Scientific definitions for offset

offset
[ 么fs臅t鈥 ]

A shoot that develops laterally at the base of a plant, often rooting to form a new plant. Many succulents and cacti are propagated by removing offsets and planting them elsewhere. See more at vegetative reproduction.
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