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offshore

[awf-shawr, -shohr, of-] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-/
adverb
1.
off or away from the shore:
They pushed the boat offshore.
2.
at a distance from the shore, on a body of water:
looking for oil offshore.
3.
in a foreign country.
adjective
4.
moving or tending away from the shore toward or into a body of water:
an offshore wind.
5.
located or operating on a body of water, at some distance from the shore:
offshore fisheries.
6.
registered, located, conducted, or operated in a foreign country:
an off-shore investment company; off-shore manufacture of car parts.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; off + shore1
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offshore

/ˌɒfˈʃɔː/
adjective, adverb
1.
from, away from, or at some distance from the shore
2.
(NZ) overseas; abroad
adjective
3.
sited or conducted at sea as opposed to on land: offshore industries
4.
based or operating abroad in places where the tax system is more advantageous than that of the home country: offshore banking, offshore fund
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offshore
  (ôf'shôr')   
The relatively flat, irregularly shaped zone that extends outward from the breaker zone to the edge of the continental shelf. The water depth in this area is usually at least 10 m (33 ft). The offshore is continually submerged.
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