Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Taking place or located away from the site, as of a particular activity: an off-site waste treatment operation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That takes place away from a particular site

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Taking place or located away from the specified site. Opposite to on-site.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. taking place or located away from the site

Etymologies

off- +‎ site (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Evren Esen , manager of the Society for Human Resource Management's survey research center, called the increase "somewhat positive," especially as more of those parties take place off-site, which is usually a more expensive undertaking.

    No Vacation or Bonus? Workers Say OK

  • Did you *know* that Tom called an off-site meeting for the WWA creative team to do something he calls a CIAW?

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  • We've had to do all of our scenic backdrop painting off-site, which is far from ideal.

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  • Things that can be reused intact, such as hard drives and processors, are salvaged; parts containing dangerous materials — batteries, lamps, toners, mercury-containing devices — are removed for further off-site processing; and everything in between gets thrown into the shredder.

    Euthanizing Old Friends

  • And on Friday afternoon, bloggers will join Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback, Congressman Keith Ellison and labor leaders at an off-site rally for jobs.

    Paul Hogarth: Netroots at a Crossroads in Minneapolis This Weekend

  • I've worked with very wealthy clients who've gone on manic sprees of indiscriminate acquisition, accumulating a stockpile of furniture and furnishings that filled several off-site storage containers.

    Kathryn M. Ireland: Hoarding Versus Collecting

  • With the help of a reseller of Vidyo's video service, the hospital took the standard mobile cart used in the emergency room and added webcams and speakerphones purchased from Amazon.com to set up a makeshift mobile video conferencing system that allow doctors to consult off-site neurologists.

    Cutting the Tab for Video Conferencing

  • The chemicals reported include hydrogen flouride, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and sodium hydroxide, of which some is treated on-site, and the rest disposed of off-site.

    An Ominous Story

  • Until now, Storm King had not ventured off-site to organize exhibitions, and "Mark di Suvero at Governors Island" is an appropriately grand gesture.

    A Kingly Invasion in New York Bay

  • Current rules for a blackout at a nuclear plant don't fully account for a Fukushima-like scenario in which the plant loses both on-site and off-site power simultaneously, Mr. Miller said.

    Nuclear Regulators Question Plants' Safety Preparations

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