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 for offset
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offset \Off"set`\, n. [Off + set. Cf. Set-off.]
     In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against,
     something; as: 
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     1. (Bot.) A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and
        produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of
        Houseleek.
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     2. A sum, account, or value set off against another sum or
        account, as an equivalent; hence, anything which is given
        in exchange or retaliation; a set-off.
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     3. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
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     4. (Arch.) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed
        by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or
        upper surface of a part built out from it; -- called also
        set-off.
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     5. (Surv.) A short distance measured at right angles from a
        line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary,
        or to some object.
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     6. (Mech.) An abrupt bend in an object, as a rod, by which
        one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel,
        with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
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     7. (Print.) A more or less distinct transfer of a printed
        page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are
        pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor;
        an unitended transfer of an image from one page to
        another; called also setoff.
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     8. See offset printing.
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     Offset staff (Surv.), a rod, usually ten links long, used
        in measuring offsets.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offset \Off*set"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Offset; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Offsetting.]
     1. To set off; to place over against; to balance; as, to
        offset one account or charge against another.
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     2. To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offset \Off"set\, v. i. (Printing)
     To make an offset.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  offset
      n 1: 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" [syn: beginning, commencement, first,
           outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time,
           showtime, offset] [ant: end, ending, middle]
      2: a compensating equivalent [syn: counterbalance, offset]
      3: a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new
         plants from buds at its tips [syn: stolon, runner,
         offset]
      4: a natural consequence of development [syn: outgrowth,
         branch, offshoot, offset]
      5: a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed
         cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper [syn:
         offset, offset printing]
      6: structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly [syn:
         set-back, setoff, offset]
      v 1: compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and
           withdrawals" [syn: offset, countervail]
      2: make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior
         strength" [syn: cancel, offset, set off]
      3: cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another
         surface
      4: create an offset in; "offset a wall"
      5: produce by offset printing; "offset the conference
         proceedings"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "offset":
     absorb the shock, albertype, analog process, annul, antacid,
     antidote, antipode, antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antonym,
     atone for, balance, ballast, be at cross-purposes, be opposed to,
     behavior pattern, book printing, branch, break the fall,
     bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out, check,
     chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, clash, collotype,
     color printing, come to nothing, compensate, compensation,
     conflict, conflict with, consideration, contra, contradict,
     contrapose, contrast with, contravene, controvert, converse,
     counter, counteract, counteractant, counteraction, counteractive,
     counteragent, counterbalance, countercheck, counterirritant,
     counterpoint, counterpoise, counterpole, counterpose, counterterm,
     countervail, counterweigh, counterweight, counterwork, cushion,
     damp, dampen, deaden, digital process, electronography,
     electrostatic printing, equalize, equalizer, equipoise,
     equiponderate, equivalent, even out, even up, feeling, filiation,
     foil, frustrate, give-and-take, graphic arts, gravure,
     halftone engraving, history of printing, hunting, impress,
     impression, imprint, indemnify, input oscillation, invalidate,
     inverse, job printing, juxtapose in opposition, letterpress,
     letterpress photoengraving, line engraving, lithography,
     lithogravure, lithophotogravure, mackle, make amends, make good,
     make restitution, make up, make up for, makeweight, mimeograph,
     negate, negativate, negative, neutralize, neutralizer, nullifier,
     nullify, obverse, offcut, offprint, offset lithography, offshoot,
     onset, oppose, opposite, opposite number, oppugn,
     oscillatory behavior, outweigh, overcorrection of error, overshoot,
     palaeotypography, photo-offset, photochemical process,
     photoengraving, photogelatin process, photographic reproduction,
     photography, photolithography, phototypography, phototypy,
     photozincography, planographic printing, planography,
     play at cross-purposes, preventative, preventive, print, printing,
     printmaking, process, prophylactic, publication, publishing,
     quid pro quo, recompense, redeem, redress, reimburse, reissue,
     relief printing, remedy, repay, reprint, reverse,
     rotary photogravure, rotogravure, run counter to, self-excitation,
     set off, setoff, sheetwork, shoot, show consideration, show mercy,
     show pity, soften, soften the blow, something of value, sprout,
     square, square up, stamp, stencil, stop, stultify, suppress,
     the contrary, the other side, three-color printing, thwart,
     tit for tat, two-color printing, typography, typolithography, undo,
     vis-a-vis, vitiate, void, wood-block printing, xerography,
     xeroprinting, xylotypography, zincography
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  offset
  
      An index or position in an array, string, or
     block of memory usually a non-negative integer.
  
     E.g. the Perl function splice(ARRAY, OFFSET, LENGTH, LIST)
     replaces LENGTH elements starting at index OFFSET in array
     with LIST, where offset zero means the start of the array.
  
     For an Intel x86 processor with a segmented address space
     the offset is the position of a byte relative to the start
     of the segment.
  
     (2004-02-27)
  

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