from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The stain which is sometimes caused upon the back of a sheet by the colored or printed matter on the sheet which is placed against it.
- Setting off; tending away.
- Counterbalancing; equivalent.
- noun The act of providing with a bend or offset.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Compensating for.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun The act of offsetting
- noun An amount offset
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It suggested factoring in offsetting trades, central clearing to reduce counterparty risk and the amount and quality of collateral posted.
I know that carbon offsetting is not a solution or a free pass to pollute, but I had to do something about my unavoidable emissions.
Any remaining unused losses can be carried forward to the following year, again offsetting unlimited capital gains and up to $3,000 of ordinary income.
"While carbon offsetting is not the ultimate solution to the global climate crisis, it is a critical way that we can work towards both of these goals — one Web site at a time."
Carbon offsetting is a bit odd as well, in about 70 years the trees will die and release the carbon.
One key problem with carbon offsetting is it's unquantifiable and therefore of questionable value.
Also, offsetting is absolutely not bullshit, IF it is done correctly.
It is simply put when I say it is grossly unfair of the West to expect black South Africans to succeed in offsetting the vast inputs from the Soviet Union without Western aid.
There are certain offsetting factors to the weaknesses which I have described.
Speaking of driving, I don’t drive a gas guzzler and am saving up for a Hyrbid, even if it doesn’t offset gas costs (more interested in offsetting my carbon footprint).