[ neer-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /
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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Scientific definitions for nearshore
[ nîr′shôr′ ]
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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