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- UK [ˌɒfˈʃɔː(r)] / US [ˌɔfˈʃɔr]
1) [usually before noun] in the sea, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry
China has huge offshore and onshore oil reserves.
an offshore oil riga) in the sea but near the coast
offshore islandsb) an offshore wind is blowing away from the land, towards the sea
Avoid offshore winds and don't sail alone.2)a) [only before noun] economics an offshore bank or company is not in your own country, but in a country where you pay less taxb) relating to or involving money invested in another country
UK / US adverb
They're going to be working offshore.
The wind was blowing offshore.
English dictionary. 2014.
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