Definition of outsource
: 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> <Some services and aspects of production were outsourced to cut costs.>
Examples of outsource in a sentence
The company outsources many of its jobs to less developed countries.
The work was outsourced to a factory in China.
First Known Use of outsource
OUTSOURCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outsource for English Language Learners
: to send away (some of a company's work) to be done by people outside the company
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