from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as a decoration, that sets off something else by contrast.
- n. Something that offsets or compensates for something else; a counterbalance.
- n. A counterclaim.
- n. Settlement of a debt by a debtor's establishing such a claim against a creditor.
- n. Architecture A flat projection, as from a wall; a ledge.
- n. Printing See offset.
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