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offset

  

      n  
1    something that counterbalances or compensates for something else  
2    an allowance made to counteract some effect  
3   
a    a printing method in which the impression is made onto an intermediate surface, such as a rubber blanket, which transfers it to the paper  
b    modifier   relating to, involving, or printed by offset  
offset letterpress, offset lithography     
4       another name for       set-off  
5      (Botany)  
a    a short runner in certain plants, such as the houseleek, that produces roots and shoots at the tip  
b    a plant produced from such a runner  
6    a ridge projecting from a range of hills or mountains  
7    a narrow horizontal or sloping surface formed where a wall is reduced in thickness towards the top  
8    a person or group descended collaterally from a particular group or family; offshoot  
9      (Surveying)   a measurement of distance to a point at right angles to a survey line  
      vb   , -sets, -setting, -set  
10    tr   to counterbalance or compensate for  
11    tr   to print (pictures, text, etc.) using the offset process  
12    tr   to construct an offset in (a wall)  
13    intr   to project or develop as an offset  


photo-offset  
      n     (Printing)   an offset process in which the plates are produced photomechanically  
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set back  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to hinder; impede  
2    Informal   to cost (a person) a specified amount  
      n  
  setback  
3    anything that serves to hinder or impede  
4    a recession in the upper part of a high building, esp. one that increases the daylight at lower levels  
5      (Also called)    offset, setoff          a steplike shelf where a wall is reduced in thickness  


offset         
      n  
1    something that counterbalances or compensates for something else  
2    an allowance made to counteract some effect  
3   
a    a printing method in which the impression is made onto an intermediate surface, such as a rubber blanket, which transfers it to the paper  
b    modifier   relating to, involving, or printed by offset  
offset letterpress, offset lithography     
4       another name for       set-off  
5      (Botany)  
a    a short runner in certain plants, such as the houseleek, that produces roots and shoots at the tip  
b    a plant produced from such a runner  
6    a ridge projecting from a range of hills or mountains  
7    a narrow horizontal or sloping surface formed where a wall is reduced in thickness towards the top  
8    a person or group descended collaterally from a particular group or family; offshoot  
9      (Surveying)   a measurement of distance to a point at right angles to a survey line  
      vb   , -sets, -setting, -set  
10    tr   to counterbalance or compensate for  
11    tr   to print (pictures, text, etc.) using the offset process  
12    tr   to construct an offset in (a wall)  
13    intr   to project or develop as an offset  
photo-offset  
      n     (Printing)   an offset process in which the plates are produced photomechanically  

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set-off  
      n     (Printing)   a fault in which ink is transferred from a heavily inked or undried printed sheet to the sheet next to it in a pile,   (Also called (esp. Brit.))    offset         


offset         
      n  
1    something that counterbalances or compensates for something else  
2    an allowance made to counteract some effect  
3   
a    a printing method in which the impression is made onto an intermediate surface, such as a rubber blanket, which transfers it to the paper  
b    modifier   relating to, involving, or printed by offset  
offset letterpress, offset lithography     
4       another name for       set-off  
5      (Botany)  
a    a short runner in certain plants, such as the houseleek, that produces roots and shoots at the tip  
b    a plant produced from such a runner  
6    a ridge projecting from a range of hills or mountains  
7    a narrow horizontal or sloping surface formed where a wall is reduced in thickness towards the top  
8    a person or group descended collaterally from a particular group or family; offshoot  
9      (Surveying)   a measurement of distance to a point at right angles to a survey line  
      vb   , -sets, -setting, -set  
10    tr   to counterbalance or compensate for  
11    tr   to print (pictures, text, etc.) using the offset process  
12    tr   to construct an offset in (a wall)  
13    intr   to project or develop as an offset  
photo-offset  
      n     (Printing)   an offset process in which the plates are produced photomechanically  

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offset

  
1   
      vb   balance out, cancel out, compensate for, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, make up for, neutralize  
2   
      n   balance, compensation, counterbalance, counterweight, equipoise  

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offstage, offside, offbeat, offshoot

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n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
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