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outsource

[ out-sawrs, 鈥恠ohrs ]
/ 藞a蕣t藢s蓴rs, 鈥愃宻o蕣rs /
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verb (used with object), out路sourced, out路sourc路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路sourced, out路sourc路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鈥80

OTHER WORDS FROM outsource

outsourcing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outsource

outsource
/ (藢a蕣t藞s蓴藧s) /

verb (tr) (of a manufacturer)
to subcontract (work) to another company
to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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