offsetting offsetting  /ɔf ˈsɛ tɪŋ/


  1. (n) the time at which something is supposed to begin
  2. (n) a compensating equivalent
  3. (n) a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  4. (n) a natural consequence of development
  5. (n) a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  6. (n) structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  7. (v) compensate for or counterbalance
  8. (v) make up for
  9. (v) cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
  10. (v) create an offset in
  11. (v) produce by offset printing


  1. Terrapass, a company that sells carbon-offsetting investments to individuals, sends an email to 19,000 people a week with carbon pound weight-loss tips.
  2. Sure, you can pretend you're offsetting Western greenhouse pollution by supposedly cleaning up a dirty coal plant in China.
  3. This increasingly powerful bunch of Democrats isn't opposed to tax cuts, but they are against passing them without offsetting the costs with spending cuts.


  1. Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

    Unfortunately for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing industry, imports will satisfy a larger portion of domestic demand this year, effectively offsetting any growth from Canada's economic recovery and keeping revenue growth subdued. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Uses Yoga and Egg Sandwiches to Fight His Hangovers

    Calagione (in the Misfits shirt) with some friends at the Blind Tiger. Sam Calagione — the founder and president of Dogfish Head brewery — doesn't exactly look like a guy who spends his days drinking copious amounts of beer. "I get up and either go for a bike ride, do yoga, or paddleboard," he says of his methods of offsetting his caloric intake. The Lewes, Delaware, resident adds, "One of the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Dixons sees no let up in UK tablets boom

    By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - British sales of tablet computers are booming, Europe's second-biggest electricals retailer Dixons said, underpinning profit growth and offsetting weak markets in debt-squeezed southern Europe. The firm, which trails Metro's Media-Saturn by annual sales, achieved triple-digit growth in tablet sales over the year in the UK and Chief Executive Sebastian James ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The strategic steps we took last year to ensure stability during the downturn have proven successful, with significant cost reductions offsetting much of the revenue declines in our television and newspapers and information services segments,"...
    on Nov 4, 2009 By: Rupert Murdoch Source: AFP

  2. "Notwithstanding this more challenging operating environment, we continue to benefit from a diversity of assets and services, with strong revenue growth in EMAPA and another good quarter of data revenue growth offsetting weakness in Spain," said...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Arun Sarin Source: AFP

  3. "We don't have the holy grail of digital offsetting the decline of CDs as yet," IFPI Chairman John Kennedy said in London after the release of the group's 2007 Digital Music Report.
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: John F Kennedy Source: International Herald Tribune

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