nearshore

[ neer-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /

adjective

extending from or occurring along a shore.

verb (used with or without object)

(of a company or organization) to move offshored jobs or business activities from a distant country to a country that is much closer to the home territory:Recent plans to nearshore our distribution activities have been favorably received.Several Australian business owners have nearshored from China to Vanuatu.Compare reshore.

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Origin of nearshore

First recorded in 1895–1900; near + shore1

OTHER WORDS FROM nearshore

near·shor·ing, noun
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Scientific definitions for nearshore

nearshore
[ nîrshôr ]

The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
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