offsetˈɔfˌsɛt, ˈɒf-; ˌɔfˈsɛt, ˌɒf-
- past participle
- present participle
beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset (noun)
the time at which something is supposed to begin
"they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
counterbalance, offset (noun)
a compensating equivalent
stolon, runner, offset (noun)
a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset (noun)
a natural consequence of development
offset, offset printing (noun)
a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
set-back, setoff, offset (verb)
structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
offset, countervail (verb)
compensate for or counterbalance
"offset deposits and withdrawals"
cancel, offset, set off (verb)
make up for
"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
create an offset in
"offset a wall"
produce by offset printing
"offset the conference proceedings"
Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
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.
A time at which something begins; outset.
A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
To compensate for something.
In computer science, an offset within an array or other data structure object is an integer indicating the distance from the beginning of the object up until a given element or point, presumably within the same object. The concept of a distance is valid only if all elements of the object are the same size. For example, given an array of characters A, containing abcdef, one can say that the element containing the letter 'c' has an offset of 2 from the start of A.