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Explain Offset in CSS Like I'm Five

Hello there! I have come across this term offset in CSS for many times. In my view, I treat it as a way of describing a element position in box model but I'm not sure whether it's accurate or not. I have googled it but every page seems to assume readers have grasped this concept. Also, I looked it up in dictionary but I hope there is a definition specifically for CSS. Forgive my asking but English is my second language.
Thanks in advance!

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