[ bak-sawrs, bak-sohrs ]
/ ˈbækˌsɔrs, ˈbækˌsoʊrs /
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verb (used with or without object) back·sourced, back·sourc·ing.
(of a company or organization) to return outsourced jobs or functions to an in-house setting: The tech support from the Philippines has been backsourced to the home offices in Toronto.Our decision to backsource was based on both economic and political concerns.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM backsourceback·sourc·ing, noun
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