Reimburse vs Offset - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between reimburse and offset
is that reimburse
is to compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf while offset
is to compensate for something.
As a noun offset is
anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
To compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.
- The company will reimburse your expenses for the business trip.
* compensate, pay
Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
(international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
A time at which something begins; outset.
A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
(programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
- Today's victory was an offset to yesterday's defeat.
(signal analysis) The displacement between the base level of a measurement and the signal's real base level.
- An array of bytes uses its index as the offset , of words a multiple thereof.
The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
- The raw signal data was subjected to a baseline correction process to subtract the sensor's offset and drift variations.
(surveying) A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
An abrupt bend in an object, such as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
(botany) A short prostrate shoot that takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc.
A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
(architecture) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; a set-off.
- There is a small offset between the switch and the indicator which some users found confusing .
To compensate for something.
- I'll offset the time difference locally.
To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).
- to offset one charge against another