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contractorization Line breaks: con|trac¦tor|ization

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also contractorisation)

Definition of contractorization in English:


[mass noun] British
The provision of a service, especially a public one, by an external contractor rather than by the employees of the body responsible for the service: defence spending is falling by providing more services through contractorization
More example sentences
  • The economic advantages of outsourcing and contractorization at a time of declining budgets are self-evident.
  • It is clear that all 1000 jobs are affected either by contractorisation or threat of job loss.
  • But the scale and scope of contractorisation now present on the railways needs urgent reform.


Example sentences
  • For example, some air forces have decided to contractorise their non-core activities to commercial companies.
  • The figure of 300 out of the 600 to be contractorised has been mentioned.
  • An example for the UK might be the new air-to-air refuelling capability which is due to be procured, possibility under contractorised arrangements.
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