Outsource



[out-sawrs, ‐sohrs] /ˈaʊtˌsɔrs, ‐ˌsoʊrs/

verb (used with object), outsourced, outsourcing.
1.
(of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.
2.
to contract out (jobs, services, etc.):
a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.
verb (used without object), outsourced, outsourcing.
3.
to obtain goods or services from an outside source:
U.S. companies who outsource from China.
/ˌaʊtˈsɔːs/
verb (transitive) (of a manufacturer)
1.
to subcontract (work) to another company
2.
to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them
v.

in reference to jobs going overseas, by 1981 (as outsourcing), from out + source (v.). Related: Outsourced.

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