|1.||from, away from, or at some distance from the shore|
|2.||(NZ) overseas; abroad|
|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|
|offshore (ôf'shôr') Pronunciation Key
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.