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    off·set

    noun

    • 1. a consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of a contrary one: "an offset against taxable profits"
    • 2. the amount or distance by which something is out of line: "these wheels have an offset of four inches"

    verb

    • 1. counteract (something) by having an opposing force or effect: "the deficit has been more than offset by capital inflows"
    • 2. place out of line: "several places where the ridge was offset at right angles to its length"

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  2. offset: [verb] to place over against something : balance. to serve as a counterbalance for : compensate.

  3. offset: n a deduction; a counterclaim; a contrary claim or demand by which a given claim may be lessened or cancelled.

  4. Offset definition, something that counterbalances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensating equivalent. See more.

  5. Synonyms for OFFSET: annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), correct, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, make up (for); Antonyms for OFFSET: continuance ...

  6. offset definition: 1. to balance one influence against an opposing influence, so that there is no great difference as…. Learn more.

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