offsetting

[ noun, adjective awf-set, of-; verb awf-set, of- ]SEE DEFINITION OF offsetting
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No care need be taken to prevent "offsetting" of the colour while printing.

The churning propellers, offsetting, turned her in her tracks.

Collective buying has also been a factor in offsetting the inroads of the "chains."

There is a little trick in offsetting pipe that one will have to practice to obtain.

There is no balance, no justice, no offsetting the indecent by that which is noble and good.

They may fall on persons who do not get the full measure of the offsetting gains.

And it is not improbable that there was an offsetting disadvantage.

His going over was welcomed as a great victory by the Secessionists, offsetting the capture of Camp Jackson.

As offsetting this, however, Coquenil secured information that connected Mrs. Wilmott directly with Martinez.

Injudiciously, Bellamy added a smile to the retort, by way of offsetting its justice.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "act of setting off" (on a journey, etc.), from off + set (adj.). Meaning "something 'set off' against something else, a counterbalance" is from 1769; the verb in this sense is from 1792. As a type of printing, in which the inked impression is first made on a rubber roller then transferred to paper, it is recorded from 1906.

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