[awf-shawr-ing, ‐shohr‐, of‐]
  1. the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.: the offshoring of software jobs to China. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the practice of moving a company's operating base to a foreign country where labour costs are cheaper
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Word Origin and History for offshoring

in the economic sense, as a form of outsourcing, attested by 1988, from offshore.

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