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nearshore Line breaks: near|shore
Pronunciation: /ˈnɪəʃɔː/

Definition of nearshore in English:


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 group of companies has offered services that have enabled more than two hundred firms to reap the benefits of nearshore manufacturing in Mexico.
  • They are providing top options for nearshore development outsourcing.
  • The nearshore contact call center company, announced the addition of a new Vice President of Business Development.


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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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  • Despite the common misperception that all outsourced work is being shifted to Asia, a third of outsourced Massachusetts jobs are being nearshored to Mexico.
  • Some companies have rethought their sourcing strategies and have nearshored the production of some products and services back to a market closer to the firm's home operations.
  • The firm nearshored its digital development to engage customers online.

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