Definition of nearshore in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnirˌSHôr/


1Relating to or denoting the region of the sea or seabed relatively close to a shore: volunteers monitor humpback whales in nearshore waters corals are essential to the nearshore ecosystem
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  • The Kelvin wave, the dominant component of the internal wave field, was responsible for alongshore velocities in the nearshore regions.
  • The nearshore habitat of this region is characterized by numerous bays and passages with shallow shelf habitat
  • This site has yielded a relatively well-preserved and diverse nearshore marine vertebrate fauna consisting of sharks, rays, bony fishes, reptiles, and whales.
2Relating to the transfer of a business operation to a nearby country: nearshore IT services we set up a nearshore operation in Poland
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  • The global delivery options would include both nearshore and offshore activities and by 2005, India would be in the driver's seat.
  • As US high-tech firms lost jobs to offshore companies in Asia, some Canadian firms offered themselves as nearshore alternatives.
  • The company is an integrator of advanced software solutions, with experience in implementing nearshore IT projects.


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(Of a company) transfer (a business operation) to a nearby country, especially in preference to a more distant location: many capital market firms are starting to nearshore their operations
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  • 58% of respondents said that for production that has either already been nearshored or is being considered for nearshoring, they have reduced their total "landed cost" by up to 20%.
  • Dr Andrijasevic led the research into conditions at three nearshored factories in Turkey and the Czech Republic run by a Taiwanese electronics maker.
  • Are US-based nearshored outsourcing centers cost competitive with India?
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