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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 off·set /ˈɔfˌsɛt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 偏移; 位移; 誤差; 偏位; 偏置; 推移; 殘留誤差; 偏移( 量 )

From: Network Terminology

 偏置 偏移

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Off·set n.  In general, that which is set off, from, before, or against, something; as: --
 1. Bot. A short prostrate shoot, which takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc. See Illust. of Houseleek.
 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.
 3. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Offset staff Surv., a rod, usually ten links long, used in measuring offsets.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Off·set, v. i. Printing To make an offset.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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