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Definition of "offset" []

  • An agent, element, or thing that balances, counteracts, or compensates for something else. (noun)
  • One thing set off or developed from something else. (noun)
  • The start or initial stage; the outset. (noun)
  • Architecture A ledge or recess in a wall formed by a reduction in thickness above; a setoff. (noun)
  • Botany A shoot that develops laterally at the base of a plant, often rooting to form a new plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "offset" in a sentence
  • "* @param integer $offset number of UTF-8 characters offset (from left) * @param integer $length (optional) length in UTF-8 characters from offset"
  • "; _offset: offset of the UInt from the start of the struct, in UInt size units"
  • "And while there was no money for a solar-powered studio, the label offset its energy use by purchasing credits from Native Energy."