Definition of Offset:

  1. Accounting: To cancel an accounting entry with an equal but opposite entry.

  2. A method of printing in which ink is transferred from a plate or stone to a uniform rubber surface and from that to the paper.

  3. (of ink or a freshly printed page) transfer an impression to the next leaf or sheet.

  4. A side shoot from a plant serving for propagation.

  5. In the derivatives markets, to offset a futures position a trader enters an equivalent but opposite transaction that eliminates the delivery obligation of the physical underlying. The goal of offsetting is to reduce an investor's net position in an investment to zero so that no further gains or losses are experienced from that position.

  6. Place out of line.

  7. An offset involves assuming an opposite position in relation to an original opening position in the securities markets. For example, if you are long 100 shares of XYZ, selling 100 shares of XYZ would be the offsetting position. An offsetting position can also be generated through hedging instruments, such as futures or options.

  8. Counteract (something) by having an opposing force or effect.

  9. A bend in a pipe to carry it past an obstacle.

  10. A sloping ledge in a wall or other feature where the thickness of the part above is diminished.

  11. A consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of a contrary one.

  12. The amount or distance by which something is out of line.

  13. Futures and options trading: To liquidate a position by entering an equivalent but opposite transaction in the same delivery month. Offsetting cancels the obligation of making (or taking) physical delivery of the underlying commodity or financial instrument. To offset an initial purchase, a sale is made; to offset an initial sale, a purchase is made.

  14. Banking: Banks or other lenders right (called right to offset) to seize a delinquent debtors (and/or the guarantors) any account balance in any other bank on obtaining a garnishee order from a court. See also setoff.

Synonyms of 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, Counterbalance, Balance, Balance out, Cancel, Cancel out, Even out, Even up, Counteract, Counterpoise, Countervail, Equalize, Neutralize, Nullify, Compensate for, Make up for, Make good, Redeem, Indemnify

How to use Offset in a sentence?

  1. You can also specify part wall thickness or clearance offset.
  2. The elderly man was hoping to offset his extremely high medical bills by getting a second job cleaning floors at the local school.
  3. These wheels have an offset of four inches.
  4. Several places where the ridge was offset at right angles to its length.
  5. An offset against taxable profits.
  6. The flow chart looked different from the last time. Sally took some funds to cover the bill and put the donations so it wont be offset .
  7. The new players on the Diamondbacks sort of offset the regular players because they did not have enough time to get to know them.
  8. Offsetting is common as a strategy across equities and derivatives contracts.
  9. Allow for any bend you need including offsets for connecting the downpipe.
  10. In an offsetting position, a trader takes an equivalent but opposite position to reduce the net position to zero. The purpose of taking an offsetting position is to limit or eliminate liabilities.
  11. A present of tulip bulbs, offsets, and seeds for his garden.
  12. They produced banknotes by offset.
  13. The deficit has been more than offset by capital inflows.

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