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verb out·source \ˈat-ˌsrs\

: to send away (some of a company's work) to be done by people outside the company

Full Definition of OUTSOURCE

transitive verb
:  to procure (as some goods or services needed by a business or organization) under contract with an outside supplier <decided to outsource some back-office operations>

Examples of OUTSOURCE

  1. The company outsources many of its jobs to less developed countries.
  2. The work was outsourced to a factory in China.

First Known Use of OUTSOURCE



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