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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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The observers say that they were understanding with the agreement of the coalition partners but after the publication of the EC Report and the upcoming EU Summit with an offhand result of Macedonia, they state that the ethnic agenda cannot wait any longer.
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