outsource

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verb out·source \ˈau̇t-ˌsȯrs\

Definition of outsource

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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 in a sentence

  1. The company outsources many of its jobs to less developed countries.

  2. The work was outsourced to a factory in China.

1979

First Known Use of outsource

1979


OUTSOURCE Defined for English Language Learners

outsource

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verb out·source \ˈau̇t-ˌsȯrs\

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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