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English definition of “offset”

offset

verb [T]     /ˌɒfˈset/ (present participle offsetting, past tense and past participle offset)
If one thing offsets another thing, it has the opposite effect and so creates a more balanced situation : [often passive] The costs have been offset by savings in other areas .Balance and imbalance
(Definition of offset verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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