offsetting


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Offset \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.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To form an offset in, as in a wall, rod, pipe, etc.
      [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

offsetting \off`set"ting\ adj.
   Compensating for.

   Syn: countervailing, compensatory, compensative.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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