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noun
1. a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations:
The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate.
2. a combination of bankers or capitalists formed for the purpose of carrying out some project requiring large resources of capital, as the underwriting of an issue of stock or bonds.
3. Journalism. a.an agency that buys articles, stories, columns, photographs, comic strips, or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals in different localities.
Compare boilerplate (def 2a).
b.a business organization owning and operating a number of newspapers; newspaper chain.
4. a group, combination, or association of gangsters controlling organized crime or one type of crime, especially in one region of the country.
5. a council or body of syndics.
6. a local organization of employers or employees in Italy during the Fascist regime.

verb (used with object), syndicated, syndicating.
7. to combine into a syndicate.
8. to publish simultaneously, or supply for simultaneous publication, in a number of newspapers or other periodicals in different places:
Her column is syndicated in 120 papers.
9. Television. to sell (a program, series, etc.) directly to independent stations.
10. to sell shares in or offer participation in the financial sharing of (a risk venture, loan, or the like):
to syndicate a racehorse among speculators; to syndicate a loan among several banks.

verb (used without object), syndicated, syndicating.
11. to combine to form a syndicate.
noun
1. something that counterbalances, counteracts, or compensates for something else; compensating equivalent.
2. the start, beginning, or outset.
3. a short lateral shoot by which certain plants are propagated.
4. an offshoot or branch of a specific population or family.
5. any offshoot; branch.
6. Also called offset printing, offset lithography. Lithography. a.a process in which a lithographic stone or metal or paper plate is used to make an inked impression on a rubber blanket that transfers it to the paper being printed, instead of being made directly on the paper.
b.the impression itself.
7. Also called setoff. Printing. an unintentional transfer of excess or undried ink from one printed sheet to another.

adjective
13. of, noting, or pertaining to an offset.
14. Lithography. pertaining to, printed by, or suitable for printing by offset.
15. placed away from a center line; off-center.
16. placed at an angle to something, as to the axis of a form, shape, or object; not parallel.

verb (used with object), offset, offsetting.
17. to counterbalance as an equivalent does; compensate for:
The gains offset the losses.
18. to juxtapose with something else, as for purposes of comparison:
to offset advantages against disadvantages.
19. Printing. a.to make an offset of.
b.to print by the process of offset lithography.
20. Architecture. to build with a setoff, as a wall.
21. Surveying. to establish (a line) parallel to a main survey line at an offset.

verb (used without object), offset, offsetting.
22. to project as an offset or branch.
23. to counterbalance or compensate.
24. Printing. to make an offset.