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English

Noun

Singular
offset

Plural
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  1. Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
    Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 deals are often used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
  3. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A time at which something begins; outset.
    You can hear the gun go off at the offset of the race.
  4. Offset printing.
  5. (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
    An array of bytes uses its index as the offset, of words a multiple thereof.
  6. The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
    There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing.

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Verb

Infinitive
to offset

Third person singular
offsets

Simple past
offset

Past participle
-

Present participle
offsetting

to offset (third-person singular simple present offsets, present participle offsetting, simple past and past participle offset)
  1. To compensate for something.
    I'll offset the time difference locally.

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