7. A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor. Offset staff, a rod, usually ten links long, used in measuring offsets.
Origin: Off _ set. Cf. Set-off.
Source: Websters Dictiona 36c ry
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... get from America to Africa in a matter of hours. When you have the dominant species moving into another place where it has no predator there, it offsets the balance of the co-evolution that happens between predators and prey. When this happens in nature I doubt that it happens on the grand scale ...
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