[awf-shawr-ing, ‐shohr‐, of‐] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ‐ˈʃoʊr‐, ˈɒf‐/
the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.:
the offshoring of software jobs to China.
the practice of moving a company’s operating base to a foreign country where labour costs are cheaper
the practice of moving business processes or services to another country, esp. overseas, to reduce costs
in the economic sense, as a form of outsourcing, attested by 1988, from offshore.
Transfer of a business process, e.g. manufacturing or customer service, from a company in one country to the same or another company in a different country. This overlaps partially with outsourcing, in which work is transferred to a different company in the same or a different country.
[awf-sahyd, of-] /ˈɔfˈsaɪd, ˈɒf-/ adjective, adverb 1. Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play: The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside. 2. with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an offside […]
[awf-sahy-der, of-] /ˈɔfˈsaɪ dər, ˈɒf-/ noun, Australian. 1. an assistant or helper. 2. a follower or supporter of a person or cause. /ˌɒfˈsaɪdə/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a partner or assistant
adjective, adverb 1. away from the principle area of activity adj. 1956, from off (adv.) + site (n.).
- Off-side rule
A lexical convention due to Landin, allowing the scope of declarations in a program to be expressed by indentation. Any non-whitespace token to the left of the first such token on the previous line is taken to be the start of a new declaration. Used in, for example, Miranda and Haskell. [P.J. Landin “The Next […]