offshoring

[ awf-shawr-ing, ‐shohr‐, of‐ ]
/ ˈɔfˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ‐ˈʃoʊr‐, ˈɒf‐ /
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noun

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.
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offshoring

/ (ˈɒfˌʃɔːrɪŋ) /

noun

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

offshoring


n.

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

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