outsource

[ out-sawrs, ‐sohrs ]
/ ˈaʊtˌsɔrs, ‐ˌsoʊrs /
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verb (used with object), out·sourced, out·sourc·ing.

(of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.Compare backsource.
to contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.

verb (used without object), out·sourced, out·sourc·ing.

to obtain goods or services from an outside source: U.S. companies who outsource from China.

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Origin of outsource

1975–80

OTHER WORDS FROM outsource

outsourcing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outsource

outsource
/ (ˌaʊtˈsɔːs) /

verb (tr) (of a manufacturer)

to subcontract (work) to another company
to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them
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