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sourcing

[ sawr-sing, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔr sɪŋ, ˈsoʊr- /
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noun Economics.

the buying of components of a product from an outside supplier, often one located abroad: Foreign sourcing in the auto industry has eliminated jobs.

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